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.
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 »
July 15, 2015
Today in Washington, DC, FAMM’s director of strategic initiatives, Kevin Ring, testified in favor of mandatory minimum sentencing reform before the U.S. House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. Click here to watch the full hearing. Click here to read the written statement submitted by FAMM. Ring shared his experiences as a former Republican congressional… Read more »
June 29, 2015
On Friday, June 26, the Supreme Court ruled that the so-called “residual clause” of the Armed Career Criminal Act (ACCA) is so vague that it is unconstitutional. Read on for more information regarding this decision and see the links directly below for background information regarding Johnson v. United States. January 2015: Court orders new look… Read more »