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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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November 2, 2015

Everyone Deserves a Second Chance

(CBS News) — Former prisoner, Michael Higgins, thanks his judge, the U.S. Sentencing Commission and FAMM for fighting for the recent sentence reductions known as “Drugs Minus Two” that went in to effect last year. Michael received a sentence of 14 years and two months. With the reduction, he served just over 10 years for his role… Read more »

October 8, 2015

FAMM: House Sentencing Reform Compromise Another Step in Right Direction

October 8, 2015Contact: Jessica Breslin, 202-822-6700, WASHINGTON, DC — FAMM Government Affairs Counsel Molly Gill today praised a new U.S. House of Representatives sentencing reform bill, calling it “more evidence that Congress is finally ready to fix our federal mandatory minimum sentencing laws.” The bill, titled “The Sentencing Reform Act,” was introduced by House Judiciary… Read more »

October 7, 2015

FAMM Launches Radio Campaign in Support of Sentencing Reform

WASHINGTON—Families Against Mandatory Minimums (FAMM), the leading non-profit advocate for federal sentencing and prison reform, announced today that the group is launching its first national radio advertising campaign. The first ad will begin airing today in two Virginia Congressional Districts: VA-6, home to Congressman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA); and VA-4, home to Congressman Randy Forbes (R-VA)…. Read more »