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Norman Brown Joins FAMM Board of Directors

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Contact: Rabiah Burks 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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NACDL and FAMM Announce State Clemency Project

Monday, August 21, 2017

Contact: Rabiah Burks 202.822.6700 NACDL and FAMM Announce State Clemency Project Collaborative Efforts Underway with the State of New York    Washington, DC (August 21, 2017) – The National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL) and Families Against Mandatory Minimums (FAMM), with support from the Foundation for Criminal Justice (FCJ), announce today a major state-focused … Read More

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FAMM Welcomes Record-High Commutations

Friday, January 20, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 19, 2017 Contact: Lani Prunés 202.621.5066     The White House today released the list of President Obama’s final commutation grants. This latest round concludes a series of grants from the president totaling 1,715, barring any last-minute announcements tomorrow. (He also granted a total of 212 pardons.) Many of the prisoners … Read More

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FAMM Prisoners Receive Clemency From President Obama

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

MEDIA CONTACT:Leila McDowell,, 202-822-6700Jessica Breslin,, 202-822-6700 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE WASHINGTON, DC – Several prisoners whose cases were championed by Families Against Mandatory Minimums (FAMM) were granted clemency in President Obama’s first clemency grants since December 2015. President Barack Obama commuted the sentences of 61 prisoners today, bringing his total number of commutation grants to … Read More

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MEDIA ADVISORY: FAMM Members Commuted Today by POTUS

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Families Against Mandatory Minimums (FAMM) is the nation’s preeminent organization advocating for sentencing reform and celebrates its 25th anniversary this year. Since 2000, FAMM has been advocating for the greater use of clemency. Over 300 prisoners have received presidential commutations since that time.  Four of today’s commutees are FAMM members: Ismael Rosa, Jesse Webster, Kenneth Harvey, and … Read More

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These 46 Men and Women Received Commutations Today From President Obama

Monday, July 13, 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, President Barack Obama granted commutations of sentence to 46 individuals.   Jerry Allen Bailey – Charlotte, NC Offense: Conspiracy to violate narcotics laws (crack) (Western District of North Carolina) Sentence: 360 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release (Apr. 2, 1996) Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on November 10, 2015. … Read More

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