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Norman Brown Joins FAMM Board of Directors

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Contact: Rabiah Burks rburks@famm.org 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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FAMM Welcomes Record-High Commutations

Friday, January 20, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 19, 2017 Contact: Lani Prunés lprunes@famm.org 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 Applauds New Commutations, Blames ’86 Drug Law for Need

Thursday, October 27, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Lani Prunés lprunes@famm.org 202.822.6700 FAMM Applauds New Commutations, Blames ’86 Drug Law for Need             WASHINGTON, DC ­ – Earlier today, FAMM released a new video calling on Congress to repeal the federal mandatory minimum drug sentencing laws that were established by the Anti-Drug Abuse Act of 1986. Today marks the … 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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