“I know exactly what they mean”

Post Date: November 17, 2016

You might not know that here at FAMM, we have someone on staff who knows way more than she ever wanted to about how awful mandatory minimum sentencing really is.

Debi Campbell spent 16 long years behind bars for a first-time, nonviolent drug offense. Now she works for us, trying to get rid of bad sentencing laws. Watch this video to hear Debi’s inspiring story. 

And please consider donating to FAMM to support the work of Debi and all of us. Like Debi, we’re very grateful!

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Sincerely,
Kevin Ring
Vice President

14 Responses to ““I know exactly what they mean””

    • FAMM

      Please direct your friend to call our number. If they cannot call for themselves, feel free to call us on their behalf for advice and direction.

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  1. Cody Lanus

    I was recently federally indicted on a drug charge. This is my first offense. I’m up against a 20 year plea right now. I’ve worked with at risk youth my entire life dedicating my work to help young kids in unfortunate situations. I attended college at Northwest Missouri State where I played football and received a bachelors degree. I take full responsibility for my mistake and have since turned my life around waiting for my trial date. The last year has been extremely difficult. I just want you guys to know I appreciate what you do.

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    • FAMM

      Thank you, Cody. We are so sorry to hear what you’re up against. Feel free to call our office, if you haven’t already, to talk and ask any questions that may be on your mind.

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    • FAMM

      Criselda, please call if you would like someone to speak to. We’d love to hear about your son’s case.

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  2. Emma Jeffers

    My son was just sent to federal prison for ten years for getting caught up in a scam on the internet. There were many others involved in this cast that did way more than what he did and they only got five years. My son was misrepresented by his attorney that was appointed him as he couldn’t afford one himself and neither could we. Both my husband and I are disabled and live on a fixed income. Our son was living with us and helping take care of us too. Now he’s in prison for ten years and we are on our own to take care of ourselves. We have no other family around to do so. My question is can you help us in seeing if we can get our son out sooner? I need to know what to do and how do I go about doing so.

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    • FAMM

      Emma, please call our number to speak with a staff member about your son’s case. We’d love to try and help.

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  3. Sarah Turner

    My husband was sentenced yesterday for a 66 month sentence. He has accepted responsibility for his crime from day one. He was severely misled by agents. After turning himself in, he was released on conditional release in March of 2015. He has remained out without incident and had been more than cooperative in everything g they’ve asked of him. After not being able to afford an attorney, his appointed attorney got him to take some ridiculous deal. He has never been in trouble prior to this, for anything. At sentencing, the attorney did not even have his character letters submitted. I know that his sentence is much smaller than some of those that I have read about but, nonetheless, I am very dissatisfied with the outcome. I simply want to know if there are any options at all available for a lesser sentence and would like to know if there is anything that he can do when he gets there to get something shorter. We have a two year old son, a thirteen year old daughter. He has since changed his life for the better and has even began helping our pastor with a local jail ministry. All of these things were talked about extensively in the letters that were not submitted. I am not certain as to the significance of those letters but I certainly believe they would have helped.

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  4. Lorene Poole

    My son was sentenced to 25 years in State Prison on 12/06/2016. He was charged for Sexual Battery case from 2001. He took it to jury trial and he was found guilty so the judge sentenced him to 25 years in prison. This is not right. Please help me with this situation. 813-263-5734

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    • FAMM

      Our member’s services director would love to talk to you. Feel free to reach out to her via phone: 202-822-6700

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