If you or a loved one has been affected by a mandatory prison sentence, FAMM understands the anguish, frustration and helplessness you feel. In the links below we share some of the resources you can access to cope with this devastating experience, and the actions you can take to help convince lawmakers to repeal mandatory minimum sentences.
If you or your loved ones have questions or concerns, call (202) 822-6700. You can also connect with others on FAMM’s Facebook page and share your story here.
January 19, 2018
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Rabiah Burks email@example.com (202) 999-4258 FAMM Partnering with 270 Strategies to Fight for Criminal Justice Reform Longtime advocacy organization will work with grassroots engagement firm to unite families nationwide in ongoing fight against unjust sentencing and prison policies WASHINGTON, DC — FAMM (Families Against Mandatory Minimums) announced today it is… Read more »
January 12, 2018
My brother has served 25 years of a mandatory life sentence for a nonviolent drug offense. John is now 70 years old with no prospects of being released. The impact of outdated sentencing laws is not only tying the hands of our federal judicial system, but also continues to have detrimental consequences on families, including… Read more »
January 12, 2018
The judge at Chris Young’s trial described his life sentence as “way out of whack.” The absurdity of his punishment is matched, though, by the fierce passion for self-improvement and education that drives Chris now, even as he is doomed to die behind bars. His is a remarkable story. There was something unusual going on… Read more »