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.




Advocate and Meet with Your Members of Congress:

Latest News

September 16, 2013

Business Insider: Mandy Martinson’s Mandatory Sentence

(Business Insider – quotes Molly Gill) — Reporter Erin Fuchs writes about the sad and compelling story of Mandy Martinson, a first time offender who is serving 15 years in federal prison for a nonviolent drug offense. Writes Fuchs: Mandy Martinson had never been convicted of a crime before cops raided her Iowa home back in… Read more »