Lawmakers

U.S. Capitol

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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Latest News

July 18, 2016

JustiFACT: FAMM’s New Fact Checking Initiative

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Leila McDowell lmcdowell@famm.org 202.822.6700 NEW FACT CHECKING INITIATIVE WILL MONITOR ‘LAW AND ORDER’ STATEMENTS AT BOTH THE RNC AND DNC CONVENTIONS The nation’s leading sentencing reform organization, FAMM, today is launching JustiFACT, a fact checking initiative to monitor and assess the statements of public policymakers and others at the upcoming national party conventions. This initiative begins… Read more »


July 14, 2016

Congressional Update: Working Away While Congress is Away

Just as election season is speeding up, work in Congress is grinding to a halt. Tomorrow, members of Congress will return to their home states to campaign for reelection. They won’t be back or voting on bills until September 7. They’ll work during the month of September, and then they’ll hit the campaign trail again… Read more »


July 12, 2016

Success Story: Eric Wilson

  “I want to be part of the solution and no longer part of the problem. One bad decision does not have to define you; you can change if in your heart you want to change.” -Eric Wilson   Eric Wilson looks proudly at the collection of knives, razor blades, sharpened scissors, and welding guns… Read more »