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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 releases statement on passage of bill to eliminate crack disparity in Missouri

Thursday, May 11, 2023

For Media Inquiries: Tripp Laino, 202-999-4273 tlaino@famm.org FAMM releases statement on passage of bill to eliminate crack disparity in Missouri JEFFERSON CITY – FAMM’s Deputy Director of Policy Maria Goellner released the following statement after both Missouri’s House and Senate voted to eliminate the state’s crack-powder sentencing disparity as part of an omnibus criminal justice bill. The bill … Read More

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FAMM hosted Pennsylvania lawmakers for #VisitAPrison blitz during April’s Second Chance Month

Tuesday, May 2, 2023

For Media Inquiries: John Norton, 202-999-4268 jnorton@famm.org FAMM hosted Pennsylvania lawmakers for #VisitAPrison blitz during April’s Second Chance Month  HARRISBURG – April was Second Chance Month, which highlights the need to remove barriers for formerly incarcerated individuals to successfully reenter society. This year FAMM’s Pennsylvania State Policy Director Celeste Trusty marked the occasion by working with the Pennsylvania … Read More

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FAMM Board announces departure of Kevin Ring as President

Tuesday, May 2, 2023

For Media Inquiries: Tripp Laino, 202-999-4273 tlaino@famm.org FAMM Board announces departure of Kevin Ring as President WASHINGTON – FAMM Board Chair Julie Stewart announced today that the organization’s president, Kevin Ring, will be leaving in June to become vice president of criminal justice advocacy at Arnold Ventures. Stewart said the FAMM Board immediately would begin a search for … Read More

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FAMM applauds Arizona Governor Katie Hobbs’s appointment of members of the independent prison oversight commission

Saturday, April 29, 2023

For Media Inquiries:John Norton, 202-999-4268jnorton@famm.org  FAMM applauds Arizona Governor Katie Hobbs’s appointment of members to the independent prison oversight commission  PHOENIX – Arizona Governor Katie Hobbs recently announced the members of her Prison Oversight Commission, which will deliver recommendations about how the independent body should run later this year. Governor Hobbs established the commission through an … Read More

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FAMM releases statement after President Biden announces government-wide re-entry reforms, commutations

Friday, April 28, 2023

For Media Inquiries: Tripp Laino, 202-999-4273 tlaino@famm.org FAMM releases statement after President Biden announces government-wide re-entry reforms, commutations WASHINGTON – FAMM President Kevin Ring issued the following statement after President Biden announced a comprehensive series of initiatives to improve re-entry for people leaving federal and state prison. The president also commuted the sentences of 31 people. “The … Read More

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FAMM calls for investigation into death of Joshua McLemore

Tuesday, April 25, 2023

For Media Inquiries: Tripp Laino, 202-999-4273 tlaino@famm.org FAMM calls for investigation into death of Joshua McLemore INDIANAPOLIS – FAMM sent letters today to Attorney General Todd Rokita, Executive Director Indiana County Jail Services Division Chance Sweat and Jeff Groh, Jail Inspector – Southern Region calling for an investigation and audit of the Jackson County Jail. “Joshua McLemore’s death … Read More

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