Media Kit - FAMM

Media Kit

Since forming in 1991, FAMM has developed a team of attorneys, advocates and researchers with extensive expertise in crafting and advancing state and federal legislative reforms; working with the U.S. Sentencing Commission; improving the executive clemency process; and navigating the complex traits of federal sentencing policy. We’ve also put together a large collection of deeply researched case profiles highlighting FAMM members who have been subjected to onerous prison sentences.

FAMM staffers are available to answer questions regarding the politics and policy of sentencing reform, and our research team is available to walk journalists through prisoners’ cases. To arrange an interview or request assistance with a story, please contact FAMM’s Director of Communications, Rabiah Burks at rburks@famm.org

Press Releases:

FAMM releases statement on compassionate release bill in California

Tuesday, June 28, 2022

For media inquiries: Tripp Laino, 202-999-4273 tlaino@famm.org FAMM releases statement on compassionate release bill in California SACRAMENTO – FAMM General Counsel Mary Price released the following statement following the California Senate Public Safety Committee’s hearing on Assembly Bill 960 – which passed the Assembly in 2021. “This bill includes reforms urgently needed to ensure California’s compassionate release system … Read More

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FAMM supports Pennsylvania medical release bill

Friday, June 10, 2022

Contact:John Norton, 202-999-4268jnorton@famm.org FAMM supports Pennsylvania medical release bill  HARRISBURG – Rep. Kail (R-Beaver and Washington Counties) has introduced HB 2634, a bill that would create a meaningful medical release mechanism for incarcerated individuals in Pennsylvania state prisons and save taxpayers significant sums of money. “FAMM strongly supports this bill, which addresses a long-standing problem in Pennsylvania’s prisons – the … Read More

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FAMM, ACLU and Dream Corps JUSTICE encourage calls to Senators in support of EQUAL Act

Friday, May 20, 2022

For Media Inquiries: Tripp Laino, 202-999-4273 tlaino@famm.org FAMM, ACLU and Dream Corps JUSTICE encourage calls to Senators in support of EQUAL Act WASHINGTON – FAMM, the ACLU and Dream Corps JUSTICE are encouraging people across America to call their Senators on Monday, May 23 in support of the EQUAL Act, which would eliminate the federal sentencing disparity … Read More

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For Media:

We encourage journalists who have never covered sentencing before—and any veterans looking to brush up—to check out our Sentencing 101 page. If you’d like to write about someone who’s serving an unjust sentence, you can check out our profiles page. To see what FAMM is doing to change sentencing policy at the state and federal levels, you can find our projects here. To learn about current sentencing reform legislation in Congress, visit our federal page or click on the bills below:

Ready to become an expert in federal sentencing? Visit our briefing book on mandatory minimum sentences for congressional staff.