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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.

Have a question, or need to reach out to one of FAMM’s expert staff members? Our media relations team is happy to help!

For FAMM’s work at the federal level, contact Rabiah A. Burks at 202-999-4258.

For FAMM’s work at the state level, contact Tripp Laino at 202-999-4273.

If you have a general question for FAMM and are not a member of the media, contact Debi Campbell at 202-621-5041.

New to the Issues?

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 work here. To learn about current sentencing reform legislation in Congress, visit our U.S. Congress page.

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

In addition to work for reform at the federal level, FAMM is currently working in the following four states. Click the state to learn about FAMM’s efforts there.

 

Recent Press Releases:

FAMM urges action for Pennsylvania’s prisons after infections skyrocket at SCI Huntingdon

Thursday, May 7, 2020

For Media Inquiries: Tripp Laino, 202-999-4273 tlaino@famm.org FAMM urges action for Pennsylvania’s prisons after infections skyrocket at SCI Huntingdon HARRISBURG – FAMM Pennsylvania State Director Celeste Trusty sent a letter today to Governor Tom Wolf and Secretary of corrections John Wetzel calling for increased COVID-19 testing in prisons, maintaining safe staffing levels and the release … Read More

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FAMM to host virtual town hall with Philadelphia DA Larry Krasner, Jessica Jackson and Keisha Hudson on Thursday, May 7

Thursday, April 30, 2020

For Media Inquiries: Tripp Laino, 202-999-4273 tlaino@famm.org FAMM to host virtual town hall with Philadelphia DA Larry Krasner, Jessica Jackson and Keisha Hudson on Thursday, May 7 HARRISBURG – FAMM is hosting a virtual town hall via Zoom with Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner, Jessica Jackson of REFORM Alliance, and Keisha Hudson of The Justice … Read More

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FAMM calls for an investigation into the death of Andrea Circle Bear who died of COVID-19 in Federal Bureau of Prisons custody

Wednesday, April 29, 2020

For Media Inquiries: Rabiah Burks, 202-822-6700 rburks@famm.org FAMM calls for an investigation into the death of Andrea Circle Bear who died of COVID-19 in Federal Bureau of Prisons custody WASHINGTON – FAMM President Kevin Ring issued the following statement in response to the death of Andrea Circle Bear, who died giving birth to her child … Read More

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