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FAMM Commends Idaho House of Representatives for Passing Meaningful Safety Valve Legislation

Monday, March 12, 2018

Contact: Rabiah Burks rburks@famm.org 202.822.6700 FAMM Commends Idaho House of Representatives for Passing Meaningful Safety Valve Legislation  BOISE, IDAHO – Today, the Idaho House of Representatives passed HB 581, 46 to 20. The bill, introduced by Reps. Ilana Rubel (D-Boise) and Christy Perry (R-Nampa), would create a “safety valve” mechanism that would allow Idaho courts to … 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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FAMM Welcomes Introduction of Justice Safety Valve Act

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Rabiah Burks rburks@famm.org 202-822-6700 FAMM Welcomes Introduction of Justice Safety Valve Act Group Calls Bill “Perfect Response” to Sessions’ Memo   WASHINGTON – Families Against Mandatory Minimums (FAMM) applauds U.S. Sens. Rand Paul (R-KY), Patrick Leahy (D-VT), and Jeff Merkley (D-OR) and Reps. Thomas Massie (R-KY) and Robert Scott (D-VA) for reintroducing … 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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New FAMM-ALEC Report Highlights Benefits of Sentencing Reform

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Contact: Leila McDowell, lmcdowell@famm.org, 202.822.6700 Washington, DC — A new report by Families Against Mandatory Minimums (FAMM) and the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) argues sentencing discretion for nonviolent and drug offenses can ease prison overcrowding, save tax dollars, and protect public safety. The new report, Mandatory Minimum Sentencing Reform Saves States Money and Reduces … Read More

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