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.
December 5, 2016
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 »
October 25, 2016
Nichole Forde’s life was spiraling downward. Abused as a child, living on the streets, two suicide attempts … When she was finally convicted of selling drugs in 2010, it might have been a blessing in disguise. Nichole needed a change. A reasonable prison sentence could have helped her repay her debt to society and turn… Read more »
September 23, 2016
Robyn Hamilton used drugs and had “bad thinking,” in her words, and she was caught up in a drug conspiracy that netted her a mandatory minimum sentence of 10 years. The judge in her trial did not want to sentence her as he was compelled to. “Just so the record is clear, if the – if… Read more »