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.
September 17, 2013
(Associated Press/Julie Stewart quoted) — Every weekend, Cindy Martinson treks from her home in Mason City, Iowa, about 160 miles roundtrip to Waseca, Minn. She visits the federal prison there, where her daughter Mandy Martinson, a first-time offender, is in the middle of 15-year prison sentence. Cindy Martinson knows her daughter made mistakes and broke… Read more »
September 16, 2013
(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 »
September 12, 2013
We are excited to announce one of the biggest federal sentencing reform events of the year — and your presence is needed to make it a success. On Wednesday, September 18, 2013, at 10:00 a.m. EST, the Senate Judiciary Committee of the U.S. Congress will meet in Washington, D.C., to hear from a panel of… Read more »