Press Releases

FAMM Urges Arizona House of Representatives to Hold Strong Against Fentanyl Bill

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Contact: Rabiah Burks rburks@famm.org 202.822.6700 FAMM Urges Arizona House of Representatives to Hold Strong Against Fentanyl Bill   PHOENIX – Last week, the Arizona House of Representatives voted down HB 2241, a bill that would create lengthy, ineffective mandatory minimums for fentanyl trafficking in Arizona. Shortly after the vote, Rep. Vince Leach changed his no vote … Read More

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FAMM Condemns Arizona House’s Effort to Increase Mandatory Opioid Sentences

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Contact: Rabiah Burks rburks@famm.org 202.822.6700   FAMM Condemns Arizona House’s Effort to Increase Mandatory Opioid Sentences  PHOENIX – Yesterday, FAMM (Families Against Mandatory Minimums) sent a letter to members of the Arizona House of Representatives urging them not to pass HB 2241, a bill that would create 10- and 15-year mandatory minimum sentences for people who sell heroin, … Read More

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New Data Reveals BOP Still Neglecting Compassionate Release

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Contact: Rabiah Burks rburks@famm.org 202-822-6700   New Data Reveals BOP Still Neglecting Compassionate Release WASHINGTON, DC – FAMM (Families Against Mandatory Minimums) President Kevin Ring today commented on the release of new data related to the Federal Bureau of Prisons’ (BOP) compassionate release program. Last August, 12 U.S. senators wrote to the BOP seeking information … Read More

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FAMM Condemns Arizona House’s Effort to Increase Mandatory Opioid Sentences 

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Contact: Rabiah Burks rburks@famm.org 202.822.6700   FAMM Condemns Arizona House’s Effort to Increase Mandatory Opioid Sentences    PHOENIX – Yesterday, FAMM (Families Against Mandatory Minimums) sent a letter to members of the Arizona House of Representatives urging them not to pass HB 2241, a bill that would create 10- and 15-year mandatory minimum sentences for people … Read More

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Tennessee Lawmakers, Advocates, and Residents to Tackle Drug-Free School Zone Reform

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Contact: Rabiah Burks rburks@famm.org 202-822-6700   Tennessee Lawmakers, Advocates, and Residents to Tackle Drug-Free School Zone Reform Nashville  – Tennessee’s drug-free school zone law costs the state millions to lock up low-level drug offenders. FAMM is hosting a panel on Feb. 5 in Nashville that brings together advocates, lawmakers, and residents to discuss this law … Read More

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FAMM Amicus Brief: Koons v. United States

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Contact: Rabiah Burks rburks@famm.org 202-822-6700 FAMM Amicus Brief: Koons v. United States   WASHINGTON, DC — FAMM filed an amicus brief this week in the case of Koons v. United States, in the Supreme Court. FAMM argues that the U.S. Sentencing Commission guidelines should govern cases in which defendants provide “substantial assistance” to the government … Read More

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FAMM, Advocates, and Lawmakers Oppose New Crime Bills at Maryland State Capitol

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Contact: Rabiah Burks rburks@famm.org 202-822-6700 FAMM, Advocates, and Lawmakers Oppose New Crime Bills at Maryland State Capitol Today at 11:30 a.m. at the Maryland State Capitol in Annapolis, Maryland, FAMM (Families Against Mandatory Minimums) and a dozen other criminal justice reform, civil rights, and law enforcement groups gathered at a press conference to oppose Governor … Read More

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FAMM Welcomes New Support for School Zone Reform

Friday, January 26, 2018

Contact: Rabiah Burks rburks@famm.org 202.822.6700 FAMM Welcomes New Support for School Zone Reform WASHINGTON, DC – FAMM President Kevin Ring today welcomed the American Legislative Exchange Council’s (ALEC) final approval of a resolution endorsing reform of state drug-free school zone laws. FAMM sponsored the resolution and spoke in favor of it at ALEC’s December meeting in … Read More

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FAMM Reacts to Denial in Calvin Bryant’s Drug-Free School Zone Case

Monday, January 22, 2018

Contact: Rabiah Burks rburks@famm.org 202.822.6700   FAMM Reacts to Denial in Calvin Bryant’s Drug-Free School Zone Case WASHINGTON, DC – FAMM President Kevin Ring today responded to a Davidson County, Tenn., judge’s denial of a motion to reduce Calvin Bryant’s 17-year prison sentence for a first-time drug offense. Mr. Bryant’s case is one that FAMM has … Read More

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