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H.R. 4261, SAFE Justice Act of 2017 (115th Congress)

Friday, April 27, 2018

Bill summary: Click here for FAMM’s summary of the SAFE Justice Act Bill text: Click here to read the full text of the bill Bill status: The bill was introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives on November 7, 2017. THE BILL IS NOT A LAW. To become a law, a bill must be approved by the judiciary committees, … 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 Partnering with 270 Strategies to Fight for Criminal Justice Reform

Friday, January 19, 2018

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Rabiah Burks rburks@famm.org (202) 999-4258 FAMM Partnering with 270 Strategies to Fight for Criminal Justice Reform   Longtime advocacy organization will work with grassroots engagement firm to unite families nationwide in ongoing fight against unjust sentencing and prison policies    WASHINGTON, DC — FAMM (Families Against Mandatory Minimums) announced today it is … 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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Conservative Support Grows for Iowa Sentencing Reform Bill

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Lani Prunés lprunes@famm.org 202.621.5066 Conservative Support Grows for Iowa Sentencing Reform Bill Iowa Faith & Freedom Coalition latest to endorse House-passed legislation that awaits Senate approval Des Moines, Iowa – The Iowa Faith and Freedom Coalition is the latest conservative-oriented organization to throw its support behind sentencing reform legislation, HF 579, that … Read More

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