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 Media Relations, Tripp Laino at tlaino@famm.org

Press Releases:

FAMM testifies at Missouri House Committee hearing on parole bill

Thursday, February 22, 2024

For Media Inquiries: John Norton, 202-999-4268 jnorton@famm.org FAMM testifies at Missouri House Committee hearing on parole bill JEFFERSON CITY  – FAMM Director of State Policy Maria Goellner submitted written testimony for Missouri House Crime Prevention and Public Safety Committee hearing on House Bill 1545, sponsored by Rep. Bill Allen (R-17), which would update the state’s tier system for parole eligibility … Read More

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FAMM applauds Washington State House of Representatives for passing retroactive sentencing reform bill

Tuesday, February 13, 2024

For Media Inquiries: John Norton, 202-999-4268 jnorton@famm.org  FAMM applauds Washington State House of Representatives for passing retroactive sentencing reform bill  OLYMPIA – Today the Washington State House of Representatives passed House Bill 2065, which makes retroactive the changes enacted by the legislature in 2023 to end the use of most juvenile adjudications to automatically enhance future sentences in … Read More

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FAMM submits written testimony for Maryland Senate hearing on separate bills addressing sentencing and prison reform

Wednesday, February 7, 2024

For Media Inquiries: John Norton, 202-999-4268 jnorton@famm.org FAMM submits written testimony for Maryland Senate hearing on separate bills addressing sentencing and prison reform  ANNAPOLIS – FAMM Deputy Director of State Policy Celeste Trusty offered support for several bills being considered during the Maryland Senate Judicial Proceedings hearing today in the form of separate written testimony for Senate Bill 128, Senate … 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.