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FAMM releases comment as Sentencing Commission amendments go into effect

Wednesday, November 1, 2023

For Media Inquiries: Tripp Laino, 202-999-4273 tlaino@famm.org FAMM releases comment as Sentencing Commission amendments go into effect WASHINGTON – FAMM General Counsel Mary Price released the following statement about the United States Sentencing Commission’s amendments expanding federal compassionate release grounds that take effect today. “We are very glad to welcome the Sentencing Commission’s thoughtful amendments to compassionate … Read More

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FAMM releases comment following Sentencing Commission vote on retroactivity

Thursday, August 24, 2023

For Media Inquiries: Tripp Laino, 202-999-4273 tlaino@famm.org FAMM releases comment following Sentencing Commission vote on retroactivity WASHINGTON – FAMM Deputy Director of Policy Daniel Landsman released the following statement regarding today’s US Sentencing Commission vote to make the recent amendments to how the sentencing guidelines calculate criminal history retroactive. “We are very excited with today’s vote,” Landsman … Read More

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FAMM releases comment following Sentencing Commission vote

Wednesday, April 5, 2023

For Media Inquiries: Tripp Laino, 202-999-4273 tlaino@famm.org FAMM releases comment following Sentencing Commission vote WASHINGTON – FAMM President Kevin Ring released the following statement following today’s US Sentencing Commission vote on sentencing guideline amendments. “Compassionate release exists so that courts can review sentences when extraordinary and compelling circumstances arise,” Ring said. “Today, the Commission rightly recognized that people … Read More

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FAMM’s General Counsel Mary Price to testify before U.S. Sentencing Commission about compassionate release

Wednesday, February 22, 2023

For Media Inquiries: Tripp Laino, 202-999-4273 tlaino@famm.org FAMM’s General Counsel Mary Price to testify before U.S. Sentencing Commission about compassionate release WASHINGTON – FAMM’s General Counsel Mary Price will appear before the U.S. Sentencing Commission Thursday, testifying in favor of compassionate release reform. Among other issues, Price’s testimony urges the Commission to recognize changes in law that … Read More

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FAMM releases statement after U.S. Sentencing Commission proposes amendments to federal sentencing guidelines

Thursday, January 12, 2023

For Media Inquiries: Tripp Laino, 202-999-4273 tlaino@famm.org FAMM releases statement after U.S. Sentencing Commission proposes amendments to federal sentencing guidelines WASHINGTON – FAMM General Counsel Mary Price released the following statement after the U.S. Sentencing Commission (USSC) met today to announce proposed amendments to the federal sentencing guidelines. The amendments would touch several areas in the guidelines, including … Read More

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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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