November 25, 2014

Thankful I Know Prisoners

It’s almost Thanksgiving. I love Thanksgiving and I have a lot to be thankful for: my health, family, and freedom, as well as the sentencing reforms we’ve won this year. Our federal reforms will reduce prison sentences by two years, on average, (thank you, U.S. Sentencing Commission!), and Florida sentencing reforms will save future drug… Read more »

November 20, 2014

Here’s Our Plan to Fix the Federal Sentencing Guidelines for Economic Crimes

By Mary Price, FAMM General Counsel Starting in 2013, a group of criminal justice attorneys, law professors, judges and sentencing reform experts met to discuss how to improve sentencing for economic crime offenses. FAMM and others came together under the auspices of the American Bar Association because we all agreed that the guidelines for sentencing economic… Read more »

October 31, 2014

New Sentencing Guidelines for Federal Drug Offenses Go Into Effect Nov. 1, 2014

The new federal sentencing guidelines for drug offenses, which FAMM refers to as “All Drugs Minus Two,” will go into effect tomorrow, Nov. 1, 2014.  “The reduction in drug guidelines that becomes effective tomorrow represents a significant step toward the goal the Commission has prioritized of reducing federal prison costs and overcrowding without endangering public… Read more »

October 31, 2014

Clemency Project 2014 Well Underway and Reviewing Thousands of Federal Inmate Applications

MEDIA CONTACT: Washington, DC (Oct. 31, 2014) – Clemency Project 2014 is a working group composed of lawyers and advocates including the Federal Defenders, the American Civil Liberties Union, Families Against Mandatory Minimums, the American Bar Association, and the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, as well as individuals active within those organizations. It launched… Read more »

October 22, 2014

FAMM issues final report on Massachusetts candidates’ positions on mandatory minimum drug sentences

86% of respondents favor repeal or reform  BOSTON – Families Against Mandatory Minimums (FAMM) has issued an updated report about candidates’ positions on Massachusetts’ drug sentencing laws. This version, prepared to educate voters ahead of the general election, details how the final slate of candidates for five major state races view mandatory minimum sentencing laws… Read more »


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