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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 to Testify Before U.S. Sentencing Commission on Synthetic Drugs

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Contact: Rabiah Burks rburks@famm.org 202.822.6700   WASHINGTON – FAMM’s General Counsel Mary Price will testify before the U.S. Sentencing Commission on Wednesday, March 14, 2018, in Washington, D.C. The public hearing will focus on proposed amendments to the federal sentencing guidelines related to synthetic drugs and first offenders/alternatives to incarceration. FAMM submitted comments in writing to the Commission … 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 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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U.S. Sentencing Commission Update – Retroactivity Possible?

Friday, August 30, 2013

Good news on the sentencing guidelines front!  On August 15, the U.S. Sentencing Commission decided which guideline changes they want to focus on in 2014 and one of them is to reduce all drug sentences by two levels! As you might remember, each year the U.S. Sentencing Commission, which writes the federal Sentencing Guidelines, suggests … Read More

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