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FAMM to host virtual panel, “Guess Who’s Back: The Sentencing Commission’s Return & the 2022-2023 Amendment Cycle” on Oct. 2

Thursday, October 20, 2022

For media inquiries: Tripp Laino, 202-999-4273 tlaino@famm.org FAMM to host virtual panel, “Guess Who’s Back: The Sentencing Commission’s Return & the 2022-2023 Amendment Cycle” on Oct. 2 WASHINGTON – FAMM is hosting a virtual panel “Guess Who’s Back: The Sentencing Commission’s Return & the 2022-2023 Amendment Cycle” from 1-2 p.m. on Monday, October 24. After more than … Read More

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FAMM urges full Senate to vote on the U.S. Sentencing Commission nominees

Thursday, July 21, 2022

For Media Inquiries: John Norton, 202-999-4268 jnorton@famm.org FAMM urges the full Senate to vote on the U.S. Sentencing Commission nominees WASHINGTON – FAMM President Kevin Ring issued the following statement after the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee today voted to advance President Biden’s seven nominations to serve on the U.S. Sentencing Commission: “It’s been three years since the U.S. … Read More

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FAMM releases statement on nominations to the U.S. Sentencing Commission

Wednesday, May 11, 2022

Contact: Tripp Laino, 202-999-4273 tlaino@famm.org FAMM releases statement on nominations to the U.S. Sentencing Commission WASHINGTON – FAMM General Counsel Mary Price released the following statement after President Biden nominated seven people to serve on the U.S. Sentencing Commission (USSC). “Too many politicians today seem intent on using criminal justice policy to score political points,” Price said. “Nominees … Read More

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FAMM to Testify Before U.S. Sentencing Commission on Synthetic Drugs

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Contact: Rabiah Burks rburks@famm.org 202.822.6700   WASHINGTON – FAMM’s General Counsel Mary Price will testify before the U.S. Sentencing Commission on Wednesday, March 14, 2018, in Washington, D.C. The public hearing will focus on proposed amendments to the federal sentencing guidelines related to synthetic drugs and first offenders/alternatives to incarceration. FAMM submitted comments in writing to the Commission … Read More

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FAMM Statement on Nomination of William Otis to U.S. Sentencing Commission

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Contact: Rabiah Burks rburks@famm.org 202-822-6700 FAMM Statement on Nomination of William Otis to U.S. Sentencing Commission WASHINGTON, DC – FAMM president Kevin Ring issued the following statement on William Otis, one of four nominees put forward today by the Trump administration for the U.S. Sentencing Commission, the administrative body that writes and updates the federal … Read More

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FAMM Statement on USSC 2017 Report on Mandatory Minimum Sentences

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 11, 2017 Contact: Rabiah Burks rburks@famm.org 202-822-6700   FAMM Statement on USSC 2017 Report  on Mandatory Minimum Sentences   WASHINGTON – FAMM President Kevin Ring released the following statement after reviewing the U.S. Sentencing Commission’s “2017 Overview of Mandatory Minimum Penalties in the Federal Criminal Justice System”: Having new data is always … Read More

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MEDIA ADVISORY: FAMM Sentencing Expert to Testify About Compassionate Release before the U.S. Sentencing Commission

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Jessica Breslin, FAMM202-822-6700 jbreslin@famm.org  While Congress continues to consider legislation to reduce excessive mandatory minimum sentences while protecting public safety, the U.S. Sentencing Commission is considering ideas on how to expand an early release program for prisoners who present the lowest risk of reoffending. On Wednesday, February 17th from 8:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., the … Read More

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Here Is FAMM’s Priority Letter to the U.S. Sentencing Commission

Friday, August 1, 2014

Last month, we encouraged FAMM members to tell the U.S. Sentencing Commission what its priorities should be next session.The Commission has published its own set of proposed priorities, which you can see here.   While the public comment period is now over, we thought we’d share with you what FAMM asked the Sentencing Commission to do. … Read More

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