Post Date: July 18, 2014
Today in Washington, DC, the U.S. Sentencing Commission voted in favor of making new federal drug guideline sentence reductions retroactive – with no limitations!
In other words, we did it! We got full retroactivity of the drug guideline amendment! Because of your help, 46,000 federal drug offenders sentenced before November 1, 2014, will now be eligible to file a motion in federal court asking for a shorter sentence. The average sentence reduction for those who qualify will be two years!
I am thrilled with this outcome, especially because we did it together. With your help, we generated most of the 65,000 letters the U.S. Sentencing Commission received about this issue. And more than two dozen FAMM supporters were present with me in the hearing room when the Commission voted in favor of full retroactivity. All of us were overjoyed at the result.
Those of you with loved ones in federal prison may be asking, “Now what?” Here’s what happens next:
Today was a great day for justice! It would not have happened without your letters, emails, and support of FAMM. To keep supporting us and keep the movement for better sentences going, you can make a donation to FAMM today by clicking here. We’re so grateful for your help!
Here’s to fairer sentences for 46,000!
My very best,
Founder and President
Families Against Mandatory Minimums