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 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 »
December 22, 2017
Four years ago this month, Katie Hoyle finally walked free out of prison. Now, she’s planning to walk across the stage of Iowa State University in the spring of 2018 to receive her college degree. Almost 25 years ago, Katie Hoyle headed off to the University of Iowa for freshman year. She had ranked fourth… Read more »
October 3, 2017
Loretta’s traumatic early life led to drug addiction and prison. When she was given a second chance through commutation of her sentence, she made the most of it. Today she is a role model and an inspiration. When Loretta Fish Liegal was in her early teens, her family’s house caught on fire. Her little sister… Read more »