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

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Contact: Lani Prunés

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 a subcommittee of the Iowa House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday, February 22, at 4:00 p.m., in support of HF 377, a bill introduced by Rep. Zach Nunn (R, District 30) that would, among other things, eliminate mandatory minimum sentences for Iowa’s lowest level drug offenders, reduce the sentencing disparity between powder and crack cocaine offenses, and create a new sentencing rule to permit judges to give sentences other than the mandatory minimum terms in appropriate cases. 

Where: State Capitol, House Lounge, Des Moines

When: 4:00 p.m., Wednesday, February 22, 2017

If you are interested in talking with Ms. Gill or Mr. Emmert or in receiving copies of their testimonies, please contact Lani Prunès at


FAMM, which celebrated its 25th anniversary last year, promotes commonsense sentencing and prison policies that increase public safety.


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