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Coalition of Criminal Justice Reform Advocates Applaud Representative Byron Donalds for Filing HB 705, the Florida First Step Act

Monday, February 11, 2019

Contact Sarah Bascom, 850.294.6636, sarah@bascomllc.com Lyndsey Brzozowski, 850.524.5006, lyndsey@bascomllc.com   Coalition of Criminal Justice Reform Advocates Applaud Representative Byron Donalds for Filing HB 705, the Florida First Step Act Right on Crime, FAMM, Americans for Prosperity-Florida & JMI Praise Action Tallahassee, Fla. – A coalition of criminal justice reform advocates, including Right on Crime, FAMM, … Read More

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Reform Groups Applaud “Florida First Step Act”

Thursday, January 31, 2019

Contact: Chelsea Murphy, 954-557-0016, cmurphy@rightoncrime.com; Greg Newburn, 352.682.2542, gnewburn@famm.org Reform Groups Applaud “Florida First Step Act” Tallahassee, Fla.– A coalition of national and Florida-based organizations today applauded Senator Jeff Brandes (R, St. Petersburg) for filing the “Florida First Step Act.” Americans for Prosperity, Right on Crime, FAMM, the James Madison Institute, the American Conservative Union … Read More

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Reform Groups React to OPPAGA “Low-Level Offenders” Report

Thursday, January 10, 2019

Contact: Rabiah Burks, 202-822-6700 rburks@famm.org REFORM GROUPS REACT TO OPPAGA “LOW-LEVEL OFFENDERS” REPORT TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Right on Crime, FAMM, and the James Madison Institute today responded to a new report by the Office of Program Policy Analysis and Government Accountability (OPPAGA) by calling on the legislature to adopt reforms they say would yield better public safety … Read More

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FAMM celebrates continued drop in Florida’s crime rate

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Contact: Rabiah Burks, 202-822-6700 rburks@famm.org FAMM Celebrates Continued Drop in Florida’s Crime Rate Firearm aggravated assaults fell 5.1% in the first half of 2018 Tallahassee, Fla. – FAMM today celebrated the release of the Florida Police Department of Law Enforcement’s preliminary data that show a continued drop in Florida’s crime rate for the first half of … Read More

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FAMM Partnering With Florida Cares on Criminal Justice Reform

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Contact: Rabiah Burks, 202-822-6700 rburks@famm.org FAMM Partnering With Florida Cares on Criminal Justice Reform The organizations will work together to help families in Florida become advocates for sentencing and prison reform. WASHINGTON – FAMM announced today a partnership with Florida Cares to engage more families with incarcerated loved ones in Florida to become advocates for sentencing and … Read More

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FAMM celebrates passage of sentencing reform retroactivity in Florida

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

press Contact: Rabiah Burks, 202-822-6700 rburks@famm.org FAMM CELEBRATES PASSAGE OF SENTENCING REFORM RETROACTIVITY IN FLORIDA The removal of archaic clause in Constitution allows for retroactive changes to criminal statutes. WASHINGTON – The national criminal justice reform organization FAMM celebrated the passage of Amendment 11, which allows for retroactive changes to Florida’s sentencing laws. The amendment removed language dating from … Read More

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FAMM Statement on Florida Department of Corrections Budget Shortfall

Monday, May 7, 2018

Contact: Rabiah Burks rburks@famm.org 202-822-6700 FAMM Statement on Florida Department of Corrections Budget Shortfall Tallahassee – FAMM Director of State Policy Greg Newburn issued the following statement on proposed budget cuts to transitional housing, drug-treatment programs, and reentry services to make up for a nearly $30 million Department of Corrections budget deficit: “For years FAMM … 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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Eric Patrick Wright Didn’t Get Justice—and He’s Not Alone

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

  Contact: Rabiah Burks rburks@famm.org 202.822.6700 Eric Patrick Wright Didn’t Get Justice—and He’s Not Alone   WASHINGTON, DC – FAMM (Families Against Mandatory Minimums) President Kevin Ring responded to a Florida appeals court’s decision yesterday to uphold Eric Patrick Wright’s 20-year mandatory minimum prison sentence. Wright fired a gun at the ground when an ex-girlfriend barged into his … Read More

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Conservative Coalition Supports Mandatory Minimum Sentencing Reform in Florida

Friday, March 24, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Greg Newburn gnewburn@famm.org 352.682.2542 Conservative Coalition Supports Mandatory Minimum Sentencing Reform in Florida  TALLAHASSEE—A coalition of leading national and state conservative groups today sent a letter to Florida House and Senate leadership in support of mandatory minimum drug sentencing reforms that are currently under consideration in the legislature. The letter was … Read More

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