Press Releases

FAMM Hails Introduction of Drug-Free School Zone Reform Legislation in Tennessee

Friday, April 27, 2018

Contact: Rabiah Burks rburks@famm.org 202-822-6700 FAMM Hails Introduction of Drug-Free School Zone Reform Legislation in Tennessee Nashville – FAMM today applauded the introduction of a bill (HB 2111 and SB 2062) that limits the scope of Tennessee’s overly broad drug-free school zones. Tennessee Sen. John Stevens (R-Huntingdon) and Rep. Tilman Goins (R-Morristown) authored the bill. … Read More

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Push for Drug-Free School Zone Reform Dies in Tennessee House Finance Committee

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Contact: Rabiah Burks rburks@famm.org 202-822-6700 Push for Drug-Free School Zone Reform Dies in Tennessee House Finance Committee NASHVILLE – On Monday, the Tennessee House Committee on Finance, Ways, and Means voted 13-9 against HB 2111. The bill, sponsored by Rep. Tilman Goins (R-Morristown), would have reduced the length of the drug-free school zones from 1,000 … Read More

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U.S. House of Representatives Should Fix Prison Reform Bill Before Passing It

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Contact: Rabiah Burks rburks@famm.org 202-822-6700 U.S. House of Representatives Should Fix Prison Reform Bill Before Passing It Washington, DC – FAMM Vice President of Policy Molly Gill today said that the U.S. House of Representatives should improve a prison reform bill before sending it to the U.S. Senate. The bill, the Prison Reform and Redemption … Read More

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Norman Brown Joins FAMM Board of Directors

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Contact: Rabiah Burks rburks@famm.org 202-822-6700   Norman Brown Joins FAMM Board of Directors WASHINGTON, DC – FAMM President Kevin Ring today announced that Norman Brown, deputy project director for the Project New Opportunity (PNO) and a consultant to the District of Columbia’s Department of Rehabilitation Services, has joined the organization’s board of directors. At PNO, … Read More

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FAMM Applauds Gov. Baker, General Assembly for Passage of Criminal Justice Reform

Friday, April 13, 2018

Contact: Rabiah Burks rburks@famm.org 202-822-6700 FAMM Applauds Gov. Baker, General Assembly for Passage of Criminal Justice Reform BOSTON – FAMM today congratulated Gov. Charlie Baker and Massachusetts lawmakers for enacting a comprehensive criminal justice reform package. The new law, S. 2371, will make significant improvements to every phase of the criminal justice system, including sentencing … Read More

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Busta Rhymes Hosts “Survivors Guide to Prison” Screening with FAMM, #Cut50, React To Film, YWCA Brooklyn, and Sankofa

Thursday, March 29, 2018

Contact: Rabiah Burks rburks@famm.org 202-822-6700 Busta Rhymes Hosts “Survivors Guide to Prison” Screening with FAMM, #Cut50, React To Film, YWCA Brooklyn, and Sankofa BROOKLYN — Rapper and activist Busta Rhymes, in partnership with FAMM, #Cut50, React to Film, YWCA Brooklyn, and Sankofa, will host a special community screening of “Survivors Guide to Prison,” on Saturday, April … Read More

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FAMM: Reforms in New Massachusetts Criminal Justice Bill Going in the Right Direction

Monday, March 26, 2018

Contact: Rabiah Burks rburks@famm.org 202.822.6700 FAMM: Reforms in New Massachusetts Criminal Justice Bill Going in the Right Direction WASHINGTON – On March 23, Massachusetts House and Senate members of a conference committee released their agreed-upon version of S. 2371, a comprehensive criminal justice reform bill. If passed, the bill would repeal some of the state’s mandatory minimum sentences for low-level … Read More

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FAMM to Testify Before U.S. Sentencing Commission on Synthetic Drugs

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Contact: Rabiah Burks rburks@famm.org 202.822.6700   WASHINGTON – FAMM’s General Counsel Mary Price will testify before the U.S. Sentencing Commission on Wednesday, March 14, 2018, in Washington, D.C. The public hearing will focus on proposed amendments to the federal sentencing guidelines related to synthetic drugs and first offenders/alternatives to incarceration. FAMM submitted comments in writing to the Commission … Read More

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FAMM Commends Idaho House of Representatives for Passing Meaningful Safety Valve Legislation

Monday, March 12, 2018

Contact: Rabiah Burks rburks@famm.org 202.822.6700 FAMM Commends Idaho House of Representatives for Passing Meaningful Safety Valve Legislation  BOISE, IDAHO – Today, the Idaho House of Representatives passed HB 581, 46 to 20. The bill, introduced by Reps. Ilana Rubel (D-Boise) and Christy Perry (R-Nampa), would create a “safety valve” mechanism that would allow Idaho courts to … Read More

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