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H.R. 64, Federal Prison Bureau Nonviolent Offender Relief Act of 2017

Friday, April 27, 2018

Introduced: January 3, 2017 (115th Congress) Sponsor: Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX) Text of bill: Click here for full text of this legislation. Summary: If passed into law, H.R. 64 would require the Bureau of Prisons to release federal prisoners if the prisoners meet ALL of these criteria: They have served at least half of their prison term; and They … 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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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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GRACE Act Fixes Long-Standing Issues with Compassionate Release

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Contact: Rabiah Burks rburks@famm.org 202.822.6700 GRACE Act Fixes Long-Standing Issues with Compassionate Release WASHINGTON, DC – Today a bipartisan group of senators introduced the Granting Release and Compassion Effectively (GRACE) Act, a bill that would make the federal Bureau of Prisons’ (BOP) process for reviewing the “compassionate release” requests of qualifying elderly and ill federal prisoners … 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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FAMM Praises New Approach to Arizona Drug Sentencing

Friday, January 19, 2018

Contact: Rabiah Burks rburks@famm.org 202.822.6700 FAMM Praises New Approach to Arizona Drug Sentencing Today, FAMM Vice President of Policy Molly Gill issued the following statement in response to the introduction of a cutting-edge drug sentencing reform bill, HB 2303, in Arizona by Representatives David Stringer (R-1), Reginald Bolding (D-27), Russell Bowers (R-25), Noel Campbell (R-1), Todd … Read More

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FAMM Hails Introduction of Drug Mandatory Minimum Reform Bill in Florida

Monday, October 30, 2017

Contact: Rabiah Burks rburks@famm.org 202.822.6700 FAMM Hails Introduction of Drug Mandatory Minimum Reform Bill in Florida Tallahassee, Fla. – FAMM (Families Against Mandatory Minimums) State Policy Director Greg Newburn today cheered the introduction of a reform to Florida’s mandatory minimum drug sentencing laws. Florida Sen. Jeff Brandes (R-St. Petersburg) and Rep. Ben Diamond (D-St. Petersburg) filed … Read More

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FAMM Hails Passage of Iowa Sentencing Reform Bill

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

For Immediate Release Contact: Lani Prunes lprunes@famm.org 202-822-6700 FAMM Hails Passage of Iowa Sentencing Reform Bill   The Iowa House early this morning unanimously approved SF 445 after adding important sentencing reform provisions that FAMM and other advocates have promoted. The bill now moves to the Senate, where it is expected to pass, and then … Read More

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FAMM Hails Drug Sentencing Reform Bill

Friday, February 10, 2017

For Immediate Release Contact: Greg Newburn, FAMM State Policy Director gnewburn@famm.org; 352.682.2542     FAMM Hails Drug Sentencing Reform Bill GAINESVILLE, Fla. – FAMM today praised the introduction of legislation designed to reform Florida’s sentencing laws. HB 731, introduced by Representative Katie Edwards (D, Plantation), builds on sentencing reform legislation Representative Edwards passed in 2014. … Read More

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