Post Date: April 3, 2013
FAMM president Julie Stewart will be discussing mandatory minimum sentencing laws on The Diane Rehm Show on Thursday, April 4 from 10-11 a.m. EST. Click here for more information and to listen to the show online.
Joining Julie for the discussion are Scott Burns, executive director, National District Attorneys Association, and Adam Gelb, director of the Public Safety Performance Project at The Pew Center on the States. Mr. Burns is a former Utah state prosecutor and was responsible for coordination and implementation of the President’s National Drug Control Strategy under President George W. Bush. Mr. Gelb is known for his extensive work on sentencing and criminal justice issues for The Pew Center.
Julie will also have the chance to discuss new federal efforts to give judges more discretion – The Paul-Leahy Justice Safety Valve Act of 2013 (S. 619).
It’s going to be a great show and I hope you can listen to it, and even participate by letting The Diane Rehm Show know what you think about mandatory sentencing laws. During the program, post a message on Diane Rehm’s website, Facebook page or Twitter.
Thanks in advance for listening, and for supporting FAMM!
Monica Pratt Raffanel
FAMM Communications Director
P.S. – Set your recorders! On April 8, PBS is airing the drug war documentary, The House I Live In, by director Eugene Jarecki. Our fearless leader Julie is interviewed in the film, which is a devastating look at the American war on drugs and its impact on society. Click here for local listings and more information.