Their Story Matters with Sara Troy and her guest Keven Ring, on air from March 20th
EMBRACE REFORM AND ALSO CUT CRIME!
CRIMINAL JUSTICE REFORM EXPERT: Kevin Ring, is the President of Families Against Mandatory Minimums (FAMM). He is the author of Scalia Dissents: Writings of the Supreme Court’s Wittiest, Most Outspoken Justice.
As Arizona lawmakers seek solutions to the state’s growing prison costs, a panel of national sentencing experts will examine how drug sentencing reform could save taxpayer dollars and keep residents safe.
How Drug Sentencing Reform Can
Make Arizona Safer
Thursday, March 8, 2018
12:30 – 1:30 p.m.
Arizona State Capitol, Historic Senate Chambers
The panel will discuss Arizona’s cutting-edge drug sentencing reform bill, HB 2303, as well as legislative reforms that have been effective in Louisiana, South Carolina, Iowa, and Oklahoma. They’ll also offer solutions such as “safety valve” exceptions that have been implemented in other states based on model legislation adopted by the American Legislative Exchange Council.
Rep. David Stringer (R), co-sponsor of the new drug sentencing reform bill, has been invited to attend and give brief remarks. FAMM’s Vice President Molly Gill will moderate the discussion. Other panellists include:
(1) Kevin Ring, President of FAMM
(2) David Safavian, American Conservative Union Foundation
(3) Jordan Richardson, Charles Koch Institute
(4) Kurt Altman, Right on Crime
If you are interested in attending the event or speaking to panellists, please contact us!
FAMM (Families Against Mandatory Minimums) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization fighting for smart sentencing laws that protect public safety. We see a country where criminal sentencing is individualized, humane, and sufficient to impose fair punishment and protect public safety. Our supporters include taxpayers, families, prisoners, law enforcement, attorneys, judges, criminal justice experts and concerned citizens.
What FAMM Does…
By advocating for sensible state and federal sentencing reform, FAMM helps:
(1) Lessen the burden of overcrowded prisons on taxpayers…
(2) Shift resources from excessive incarceration to law enforcement and other programs have proven to reduce crime and recidivism…
(3) Mobilize those whose lives are harmed by unfair prison sentences to work constructively for a change…
Kevin brings more than 20 years of conservative public policy, campaign, and issue advocacy experience to FAMM. He began his career in Washington, DC as a legislative aide on Capitol Hill. During his tenure, he served as counsel to the Senate Judiciary’s Constitution, Federalism, and Property Rights Subcommittee under the leadership of future US Attorney General John Ashcroft. He also served as executive director for the Republican Study Committee, the largest member organization in the US House of Representatives. Kevin became a lobbyist in 1999 and was twice named one of K Street’s Top Lobbyists. He is the author of Scalia’s Court: A Legacy of Landmark Opinions and Dissents (Regnery). Kevin is a graduate of Syracuse University and The Columbus School of Law at the Catholic University of America in Washington, DC.