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

September 18, 2013

Could the Time Be Right for Mandatory Sentencing Reform?

(National Journal/Julie Stewart quoted) — Sens. Rand Paul, R-Ky., and Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., couldn’t be farther apart on the partisan spectrum, but their alliance over mandatory-sentencing laws represents the growing support for reform. On Wednesday, the Senate Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing on the Paul-Leahy bill—dubbed the Justice Safety Valve Act of 2013—which gives… Read more »

September 17, 2013

Get Ready for a Big Day in Washington!

A big thanks to all of you who are planning to come to Washington, D.C. for tomorrow’s hearing in the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee on mandatory minimums. Please read below for more details on getting to the hearing and getting the most out of this experience. For those of you who can’t attend, you can… Read more »