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. 


Federal Lawmakers:

  • Briefing Book for Congressional Staff — look here for lists of mandatory minimum sentences, sample legislation, sentencing data, and other useful resources
  • S. 353/H.R. 706 — The Justice Safety Valve Act of 2015 (Sens. Paul/Leahy; Reps. Scott/Massie)
  • S. 502/H.R. 920 — The Smarter Sentencing Act of 2015 (Sens. Lee/Durbin; Reps. Labrador/Scott)

State Lawmakers

Latest News

November 25, 2014

Thankful I Know Prisoners

It’s almost Thanksgiving. I love Thanksgiving and I have a lot to be thankful for: my health, family, and freedom, as well as the sentencing reforms we’ve won this year. Our federal reforms will reduce prison sentences by two years, on average, (thank you, U.S. Sentencing Commission!), and Florida sentencing reforms will save future drug… Read more »