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FAMM Statement on the Commutation of Sholom Rubashkin’s Sentence

Thursday, December 21, 2017

Contact: Rabiah Burks rburks@famm.org 202.822.6700 FAMM Statement on the Commutation of Sholom Rubashkin’s Sentence   WASHINGTON – FAMM President Kevin Ring issued the following statement today in response to President Trump’s decision to commute the federal prison sentence of Sholom Rubashkin: We are pleased that President Trump used his constitutional authority to commute Mr. Rubashkin’s sentence. The … Read More

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FAMM Hails New Iowa Sentencing Reform Law

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

For Immediate Release Contact: Rabiah Burks 202-822-6700 rburks@famm.org FAMM Hails New Iowa Sentencing Reform Law Governor Signs Pro-Public Safety, Pro-Taxpayer Law That Eliminates Lowest Level Mandatory Minimum Sentences and Reduces State’s Sentencing Disparities Des Moines, Iowa – Building upon modest reforms made during 2016, Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad today signed important sentencing reform legislation into … 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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Iowa Sentencing Reform Bill Clears Committee, Goes to Senate for Vote

Thursday, March 30, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Lani Prunés lprunes@famm.org 202.621.5066 The Iowa Senate Judiciary Committee today approved HF 579, sending the bipartisan sentencing reform bill to the full Senate for a vote. The Iowa House of Representatives passed the bill unanimously on March 20. The bill enjoys broad support from across the ideological spectrum, including conservative organizations like … 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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New Iowa State Sentencing Reform Bill Passes House Unanimously, Goes to Senate

Monday, March 20, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Lani Prunes 202-822-6700 lprunes@famm.org    New Iowa Sentencing Reform Bill Passes House Unanimously, Goes to Senate             Today the Iowa House of Representatives voted to pass HF 579, a new sentencing reform bill that would build on the successful reforms implemented last year. The bill was passed unanimously and gained broad … Read More

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FAMM Applauds Iowa Governor for Signing Sentencing Reform Bill

Thursday, May 12, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Leila McDowelllmcdowell@famm.org202.822.6700 Nation’s Leading Sentencing Reform Group Applauds Governor Branstad for Signing Reform of Mandatory Minimum Drug Sentences WASHINGTON— Families Against Mandatory Minimums (FAMM) today applauded Iowa Governor Terry Branstad for signing a bill to reform the state’s mandatory minimum drug sentencing laws. HF 2064 allows certain low-level drug offenders to become parole … Read More

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FAMM Applauds Iowa Legislature for Passing Reform of Mandatory Minimum Drug Sentences

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Leila McDowell, lmcdowell@famm.org, 202.822.6700 WASHINGTON— Families Against Mandatory Minimums (FAMM) today applauded the Iowa legislature for passing a bill to reform the state’s mandatory minimum drug sentencing laws. HF 2064 allows certain low-level drug offenders to become parole eligible after serving half of the mandatory minimum sentence currently required by law. … Read More

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