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 following Senate introduction of the First Step Implementation Act

Friday, March 26, 2021

For Media Inquiries: Rabiah Burks, 202-822-6700 rburks@famm.org FAMM releases statement following Senate introduction of the First Step Implementation Act   WASHINGTON – FAMM President Kevin Ring released the following statement in support of the Senate introduction of the First Step Implementation Act. “The First Step Act helped thousands of people get shorter, fairer sentences. But as its name made … Read More

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FAMM releases statement on the introduction of the Smarter Sentencing Act of 2021

Friday, March 26, 2021

For Media Inquiries: Rabiah Burks, 202-822-6700 rburks@famm.org FAMM releases statement on the introduction of the Smarter Sentencing Act of 2021 U.S. Senate introduces bill that would reduce mandatory minimum penalties for low-level drug offenses WASHINGTON – FAMM President Kevin Ring released the following statement in support of the U.S. Senate introduction of the Smarter Sentencing … Read More

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FAMM submits testimony in support of Illinois medical release bill

Tuesday, March 23, 2021

For Media Inquiries: Tripp Laino, 202-999-4273 tlaino@famm.org FAMM submits testimony in support of Illinois medical release bill SPRINGFIELD — FAMM General Counsel Mary Price submitted testimony to the Illinois House Judiciary-Criminal Committee in support of a medical release bill providing for early release for medical incapacity or terminal illness. “This bill is an important and overdue reform … 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.