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 

 

Resources

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.

Legal:

Sentencing:

Prison:


Advocate and Meet with Your Members of Congress:


Latest News


August 3, 2016

Clemency for FAMM Members; Our Work Intensifies

Spirits are high here at FAMM as we celebrate the sentence commutations of five of our members. Ricky Darden, Ronald Evans, Charceil Kellam, Ervin Worthy, and David Bell are included on a list of 214 people who received clemency from President Obama. The president’s action is a welcome validation of our work against mandatory minimum sentencing…. Read more »


August 1, 2016

Fulton “Mr. Wash” Washington

Once a young man with a promising future, Fulton ended up in prison for nonviolent offenses related to the drug PCP. Mandatory minimums landed him with a life sentence. He spent more than 21 years in prison before receiving clemency in 2016. He has dedicated his life to the creation of art that reflects his… Read more »