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FAMM Statement on U.S. Sentencing Commission Decision Not to Launch Crucial Studies

Thursday, August 30, 2018

Contact: Rabiah Burks rburks@famm.org 202-822-6700 FAMM Statement on U.S. Sentencing Commission Decision Not to Launch Crucial Studies WASHINGTON – FAMM is highly disappointed that the U.S. Sentencing Commission declined to include two studies of great importance to federal prisoners and their families in its list of priorities for 2019. One of the studies would have … Read More

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FAMM Statement on Nomination of William Otis to U.S. Sentencing Commission

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Contact: Rabiah Burks rburks@famm.org 202-822-6700 FAMM Statement on Nomination of William Otis to U.S. Sentencing Commission WASHINGTON, DC – FAMM president Kevin Ring issued the following statement on William Otis, one of four nominees put forward today by the Trump administration for the U.S. Sentencing Commission, the administrative body that writes and updates the federal … Read More

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FAMM Applauds Senators on Efforts to Expand Use of Compassionate Release Program

Friday, August 4, 2017

Contact: Rabiah Burks rburks@famm.org 202.822.6700 FAMM Applauds Senators on Efforts to Expand Use of Compassionate Release Program   WASHINGTON, DC – FAMM praises 12 U.S. senators for writing a letter to the Bureau of Prisons (BOP) requesting an update on its efforts to expand its use of the compassionate release program: Sens. John Cornyn (R-TX), Mike Lee (R-UT), … Read More

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FAMM Statement on USSC 2017 Report on Mandatory Minimum Sentences

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 11, 2017 Contact: Rabiah Burks rburks@famm.org 202-822-6700   FAMM Statement on USSC 2017 Report  on Mandatory Minimum Sentences   WASHINGTON – FAMM President Kevin Ring released the following statement after reviewing the U.S. Sentencing Commission’s “2017 Overview of Mandatory Minimum Penalties in the Federal Criminal Justice System”: Having new data is always … Read More

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MEDIA ADVISORY: FAMM Sentencing Expert to Testify About Compassionate Release before the U.S. Sentencing Commission

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Jessica Breslin, FAMM202-822-6700 jbreslin@famm.org  While Congress continues to consider legislation to reduce excessive mandatory minimum sentences while protecting public safety, the U.S. Sentencing Commission is considering ideas on how to expand an early release program for prisoners who present the lowest risk of reoffending. On Wednesday, February 17th from 8:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., the … Read More

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