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BREAKING: Sentencing Commission Grants Full Retroactivity for Amendment 3

Friday, July 18, 2014

Sentencing Commission Grants Full Retroactivity Will allow 46,290 people to petition for reduced sentences  MEDIA CONTACTMike Riggs, FAMM Communications DirectorO: (202) 822-6706C: (407) 962-7043  Washington, D.C. – The United States Sentencing Commission cast a historic vote today to allow 46,290 federal drug prisoners to petition for sentence reductions. This is the largest number of federal drug … Read More

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PRESS ADVISORY: Fate of 51,000 Federal Drug Prisoners to Be Decided Friday

Thursday, July 17, 2014

MEDIA CONTACT:Mike Riggs, Communications Washington, D.C. — On July 18, the U.S. Sentencing Commission will vote on whether to allow 51,000 federal drug prisoners to petition for early release from prison. An affirmative vote would allow nearly half the Bureau of Prison’s drug offender population to seek sentence reductions averaging 23 months. The Commission’s … Read More

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Calling all Lawyers: Registration is now open for Clemency Project 2014 attorney training

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Registration is now open for attorneys who would like the training necessary to participate in Clemency Project 2014. The training webinar takes place July 15 and 16, and interested attorneys must participate both days in order to file petitions through the Clemency Project.  This training is free. Follow the instructions after clicking on this link. Interested attorneys who don’t … Read More

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FAMM Applauds Governor Scott Signing Threatened Use of Force Act

Friday, June 20, 2014

MEDIA CONTACT: Greg Newburn, (202) 822-6700, gnewburn@famm.orgFAMM MEMBER CONTACT: Andrea Strong, (202) 822-6700, FAMM (Families Against Mandatory Minimums) today applauds Florida Gov. Rick Scott for signing HB 89, the “Threatened Use of Force Act.” This bill provides immunity for the threatened use of force in situations where the actual use of force is already justified under … Read More

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House Over-Criminalization Task Force Hosts Debate on Mandatory Minimum Sentences and Reforms

Friday, May 30, 2014

Media Contact Mike Riggs, or (202) 822-6700 for more information Today the U.S. House Judiciary Committee’s Over-Criminalization Task Force held a hearing to discuss penalties and punishments. The panelists represented a wide range of views and conducted a sometimes heated debate on mandatory minimum sentences and the need to reform them, particularly for low-level, … Read More

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FAMM Announces Fit the Crime Project: Effort Encourages Reform of Economic Crime Sentencing

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

WASHINGTON – In an effort to highlight the need to rebalance criminal sentencing for economic crimes such as fraud, insider trading and other white collar offenses, Families Against Mandatory Minimums (FAMM) today launched the Fit the Crime Project. This project will raise awareness about the dramatic shortcomings of the current sentencing guidelines for economic crimes that … Read More

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Reducing Sentences of Federal Drug Offenders Could Save Billions, Says U.S. Sentencing Commission Report

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Making “All Drugs Minus Two” Retroactive Could Save More Than $2.4 Billion MEDIA CONTACT: Mike Riggs, (202) 822-6706, mriggs@famm.orgFAMM MEMBER CONTACT: Andrea Strong, (202) 822-6700, (Click here to tell the U.S. Sentencing Commission to make All Drugs Minus Two retroactive.)  Proposed changes to the federal drug sentencing guidelines would likely save billions if made … Read More

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Clemency Project 2014 Praises Justice Department for Breathing New Life Into Clemency Process

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

MEDIA CONTACT: Mike Riggs, (202) 822-6706, WASHINGTON, D.C. – Deputy Attorney General James Cole announced today a new set of criteria the Justice Department and White House will use when considering clemency petitions from federal prisoners. The new criteria will help the Justice Department identify federal prisoners who, if sentenced today under current sentencing … Read More

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Florida Legislature Reforms Prescription Drug Trafficking Sentences

Friday, April 11, 2014

By a vote of 113-2, the Florida House passed a bill today aimed at reducing the number of people subjected to mandatory minimums for prescription drug offenses. The House vote follows the Florida Senate’s passage of SB 360 in late March. “This common sense bill is a step forward in addressing the demand side of … Read More

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U.S. Sentencing Commission Votes to Lower Federal Drug Sentences

Thursday, April 10, 2014

FAMM applauds Sentencing Commission for modifying federal drug sentence guidelines CONTACT: Mike Riggsmriggs@famm.org202-822-6706 WASHINGTON, D.C. – The seven-member U.S. Sentencing Commission voted unanimously today to amend federal drug sentencing guidelines. The change will reduce federal drug sentences by an average of 11 months. “We commend the Sentencing Commission for taking this important step toward reforming … Read More

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