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FAMM, Advocates, and Lawmakers Oppose New Crime Bills at Maryland State Capitol

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Contact: Rabiah Burks rburks@famm.org 202-822-6700 FAMM, Advocates, and Lawmakers Oppose New Crime Bills at Maryland State Capitol Today at 11:30 a.m. at the Maryland State Capitol in Annapolis, Maryland, FAMM (Families Against Mandatory Minimums) and a dozen other criminal justice reform, civil rights, and law enforcement groups gathered at a press conference to oppose Governor … Read More

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FAMM Testimony Urges Baltimore to Remove Mandatory Minimum Sentence from Handgun Bill

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 25, 2017 Contact: Rabiah Burks rburks@famm.org 202.822.6700 FAMM Testimony Urges Baltimore to Remove Mandatory Minimum Sentence from Handgun Bill   WASHINGTON – FAMM President Kevin Ring submitted testimony today to the Baltimore City Council Judiciary and Legislative Investigations Committee in which he expressed opposition to the proposed one-year mandatory minimum jail sentence for illegal … Read More

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Joint Statement: Baltimore City Council Should Reject Mandatory Minimum Sentence

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

  Joint Statement: Baltimore City Council Should Reject Mandatory Minimum Sentence WASHINGTON – Today, the following criminal justice and civil rights organizations issued this joint statement in response to Baltimore City’s proposed handgun safety law, which will be debated before the City Council on Tuesday, July 25, and contains a mandatory minimum sentence of one … Read More

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FAMM Praises Maryland Leaders for Eliminating Mandatory Minimums for Low-Level Drug Offenders

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Jessica Breslin, jbreslin@famm.org, 202-822-6700 WASHINGTON — Families Against Mandatory Minimums (FAMM) Vice President Kevin Ring congratulated state lawmakers in Maryland today for passing legislation to eliminate mandatory minimum sentences for low-level drug offenders. The legislation also permits those sentenced to drug mandatory minimums in the past to go back to court and … Read More

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FAMM Welcomes Maryland Sentencing Reform Recommendations

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Urges State Lawmakers to Embrace, Broaden Council’s Proposals FAMM Director of Strategic Initiatives Kevin Ring today praised the members of the Maryland Justice Reinvestment Coordinating Council (JRCC) for including mandatory minimum prison sentencing law reforms in their final report to lawmakers. The JRCC, which includes representatives from Governor Larry Hogan’s office and the Maryland General … Read More

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New Poll Reveals Overwhelming Support in Maryland for Repealing State’s Mandatory Minimum Sentences for Nonviolent Drug Offenses

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Voters Think State Spends Too Much on Jail, Not Enough on Rehabilitation WASHINGTON, DC – Families Against Mandatory Minimum (FAMM) President Julie Stewart today released the results of a new poll of Maryland residents, which revealed that an overwhelming 70 percent of Maryland residents support repealing mandatory minimums for nonviolent offenses. FAMM commissioned the poll, … Read More

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Maryland Passes Mandatory Minimum Sentencing Reform

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

MEDIA CONTACT: Mike Riggs, 202-822-6706, mriggs@famm.org WASHINGTON, D.C.  — FAMM President Julie Stewart today congratulated Maryland leaders for approving major reforms to the state’s drug mandatory minimum sentences.  The legislation, HB 121, authorizes state courts to depart below a mandatory minimum in cases where the minimum prison term is not necessary to protect the public … Read More

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