Affected Families

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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.

Learn About Sentencing Change Laws
Get Involved  State Reform Efforts 



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.




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Latest News

March 14, 2017

Lawmakers disagree with life sentences for juveniles

Originally seen in The Philadelphia Tribunal  It wasn’t long ago — June 2016 to be exact — when Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams spoke passionately about providing juvenile offenders with “a light at the end of the tunnel.” It turns out, however, that light may just have well been a freight train preparing to some head-on… Read more »

February 10, 2017

FAMM Featured in Wall Street Journal

Happy Friday! Before the weekend arrives, we wanted to make sure you saw our latest news. First, FAMM’s work was profiled this morning in the Wall Street Journal! The article mentions our new efforts to improve programming and rehabilitation in federal prisons. Stay tuned for a report from FAMM on the topic in the coming… Read more »

December 5, 2016

The Justice Safety Valve Act FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions About S. 353 / H.R. 706, The Justice Safety Valve Act of 2015 Q1: What is the Justice Safety Valve Act of 2015? A: The Justice Safety Valve Act of 2015 is a bill introduced in the U.S. Senate (S. 353) by Senators Rand Paul (R-KY) and Patrick Leahy (D-VT). An identical… Read more »