Molly Gill is FAMM’s director of federal legislative affairs. She works with federal legislators, affected family members, and other criminal justice stakeholders to promote sentences that protect public safety and that are proportionate to the offense. She also serves as a commissioner on the District of Columbia Sentencing and Criminal Code Revision Commission.
Prior to coming to FAMM in 2007, Gill practiced construction and commercial litigation and assisted with prosecuting homicides, gang crimes, and gun offenses for the Hennepin County Attorney’s Office in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She is a member of the D.C. Bar, and has a law degree from the University of Minnesota Law School and a bachelor’s degree from Oral Roberts University, where her Christian faith inspired her to advocate on behalf of prisoners.
Gill has appeared as an expert on mandatory minimum sentences, sentencing law, and executive clemency issues on CNN, CNN Headline News, NPR, Al Jazeera, NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams, CBS Evening News, HuffPost Live, and other American, British, and Canadian radio and television shows. She has spoken on a wide variety of academic and conference panels and is frequently a guest lecturer for the Washington Semester program at American University in Washington, DC. Her writings have been published in numerous journals and newspapers, including The Washington Post, The Philadelphia Inquirer, TheWashington Times, Huffington Post, Sojourners Magazine, and the Federal Sentencing Reporter.