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Proper sentencing and its relation to public safety is a complex issue for lawmakers. FAMM provides federal and state lawmakers and their staffs with research, data, and analysis of existing and proposed mandatory sentencing laws. We have experts and impacted people available to testify at hearings and briefings. We also provide model legislative language for repealing mandatory minimums or creating reforms such as safety valve exceptions. 


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October 1, 2015

FAMM Praises Senate Sentencing Reform Compromise, Calls Mandatory Sentencing Reforms Long Overdue

UPDATE: Senate Judiciary bill summary as well as a section by section factsheet. Full text of bill available here: Sentencing Reform and Corrections Act, S. 2123 October 1, 2015 Contact: Mike Riggs, 202-822-6700, or Molly Gill, WASHINGTON, DC — FAMM President Julie Stewart today praised a new U.S. Senate sentencing and prison reform bill, calling it one… Read more »

August 10, 2015

Congress is Out, FAMM is In

It’s that time again: federal lawmakers have left Washington, D.C. and returned to their home states for the August recess. They will not be back in Washington until September 8, 2015. This means that no federal bills of any kind will even be considered until after September 8 – and it means we have a… Read more »