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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 Tripp Laino at 202-999-4273.

For FAMM’s work at the state level, contact John Norton at 202-999-4268.

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 recommends clemency process reforms in letter to Governor Shapiro and other officials

Thursday, July 27, 2023

For Media Inquiries: John Norton, 202-999-4268 jnorton@famm.org FAMM recommends clemency process reforms in letter to Governor Shapiro and other officials HARRISBURG – FAMM Deputy Director of Policy Maria Goellner sent a letter today to Governor Josh Shapiro, Lieutenant Governor Austin Davis, Board of Pardons Secretary Shelley Watson and Secretary of the Department of Corrections Laurel R. Harry with 14 recommendations … Read More

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FAMM announces Roxana Rincones to serve as interim President

Thursday, July 6, 2023

For Media Inquiries: Tripp Laino, 202-999-4273 tlaino@famm.org FAMM announces Roxana Rincones to serve as interim President Rincones has worked at FAMM as FAMM’s Vice President of Family Outreach, Engagement & Mobilization WASHINGTON – FAMM Board Chair Julie Stewart announced today that Roxana Rincones, FAMM’s Vice President of Family Outreach, Engagement & Mobilization, will serve as interim President. “Roxana … Read More

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FAMM raises concerns about Mayor Bowser’s proposed sentencing legislation during DC Council hearing

Tuesday, June 27, 2023

For Media Inquiries: John Norton, 202-999-4268 jnorton@famm.org FAMM raises concerns about Mayor Bowser’s proposed sentencing legislation during DC Council hearing  WASHINGTON – FAMM’s Vice President of Policy Molly Gill testified in opposition to Mayor Muriel Bowser’s sentencing legislation being considered today during a DC Council Committee on the Judiciary and Public Safety hearing. FAMM believes several … Read More

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FAMM to host press event with bipartisan group of Pennsylvania lawmakers supporting Second Chance legislation

Thursday, June 22, 2023

For Media Inquiries:John Norton, 202-999-4268jnorton@famm.org  FAMM to host press event with bipartisan group of Pennsylvania lawmakers supporting Second Chance legislation HARRISBURG – FAMM will host a “Second Chance Legislation” presser at the Media Center in the Pennsylvania state Capitol with a bipartisan group of lawmakers on Monday, June 26th at 10:00 a.m. This event will highlight legislation … Read More

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Lawmakers, bipartisan advocates, and impacted families to hold press conference to support The Federal Prison Oversight Act

Friday, June 16, 2023

For Media Inquiries: John Norton, 202-999-4268 jnorton@famm.org Lawmakers, bipartisan advocates, and impacted families to hold press conference to support The Federal Prison Oversight Act Reps. Lucy McBath and Kelly Armstrong (R-ND) hosting event on Wednesday, June 21 WASHINGTON – A bipartisan group of justice reform and law enforcement advocates and impacted families join Reps. Kelly Armstrong (R-ND) and … Read More

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FAMM releases statement on passage of The Equal Chance Act in California

Thursday, June 1, 2023

For Media Inquiries: Tripp Laino, 202-999-4273 tlaino@famm.org FAMM releases statement on passage of The Equal Chance Act in California SACRAMENTO – FAMM’s Deputy Director of Policy Daniel Landsman released the following statement after California’s assembly passed The Equal Chance Act, a bill that would make retroactive a recent reform allowing judges the discretion to strike … Read More

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