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Iowa Sentencing Reform Bill Clears Committee, Goes to Senate for Vote

Thursday, March 30, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Lani Prunés lprunes@famm.org 202.621.5066 The Iowa Senate Judiciary Committee today approved HF 579, sending the bipartisan sentencing reform bill to the full Senate for a vote. The Iowa House of Representatives passed the bill unanimously on March 20. The bill enjoys broad support from across the ideological spectrum, including conservative organizations like … Read More

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Conservative Support Grows for Iowa Sentencing Reform Bill

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Lani Prunés lprunes@famm.org 202.621.5066 Conservative Support Grows for Iowa Sentencing Reform Bill Iowa Faith & Freedom Coalition latest to endorse House-passed legislation that awaits Senate approval Des Moines, Iowa – The Iowa Faith and Freedom Coalition is the latest conservative-oriented organization to throw its support behind sentencing reform legislation, HF 579, that … Read More

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New Iowa State Sentencing Reform Bill Passes House Unanimously, Goes to Senate

Monday, March 20, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Lani Prunes 202-822-6700 lprunes@famm.org    New Iowa Sentencing Reform Bill Passes House Unanimously, Goes to Senate             Today the Iowa House of Representatives voted to pass HF 579, a new sentencing reform bill that would build on the successful reforms implemented last year. The bill was passed unanimously and gained broad … Read More

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National Sentencing Reform Group, Iowa FAMM Member to Testify in Favor of Iowa Sentencing Reform Bill

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Lani Prunés lprunes@famm.org 202.621.5066 National Sentencing Reform Group, Iowa FAMM Member  to Testify in Favor of Iowa Sentencing Reform Bill Who: Molly Gill of Families Against Mandatory Minimums (FAMM) in Washington, DC, and Phil Emmert, a longtime Iowa resident who served 14 years in federal prison for a nonviolent drug offense. What: Testifying before … Read More

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FAMM Applauds Iowa Governor for Signing Sentencing Reform Bill

Thursday, May 12, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Leila McDowelllmcdowell@famm.org202.822.6700 Nation’s Leading Sentencing Reform Group Applauds Governor Branstad for Signing Reform of Mandatory Minimum Drug Sentences WASHINGTON— Families Against Mandatory Minimums (FAMM) today applauded Iowa Governor Terry Branstad for signing a bill to reform the state’s mandatory minimum drug sentencing laws. HF 2064 allows certain low-level drug offenders to become parole … Read More

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FAMM Applauds Iowa Legislature for Passing Reform of Mandatory Minimum Drug Sentences

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Leila McDowell, lmcdowell@famm.org, 202.822.6700 WASHINGTON— Families Against Mandatory Minimums (FAMM) today applauded the Iowa legislature for passing a bill to reform the state’s mandatory minimum drug sentencing laws. HF 2064 allows certain low-level drug offenders to become parole eligible after serving half of the mandatory minimum sentence currently required by law. … Read More

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