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.
August 10, 2015
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 »
August 10, 2015
The U.S. Sentencing Commission recently held a public meeting on August 7. It proposed one amendment to the Sentencing Guidelines and nailed down the other issues that will take priority in the 2015-2016 amendment cycle. 1. Many people have been asking whether the Supreme Court’s decision, Johnson v. U.S., about the Armed Career Criminal Act… Read more »
July 16, 2015
In a press conference today, House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) told reporters that he “absolutely” supports the SAFE Justice Act–which was introduced earlier this month by Reps. Jim Sensenbrenner (R) and Bobby Scott (D), and 18 other bipartisan co-sponsors–and would like to see it come to the House floor. You can watch Speaker Boehner’s remarks… Read more »