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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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April 18, 2016

U.S. Sentencing Commission Approves Changes to Compassionate Release

U.S. Sentencing Commission approves significant changes to federal sentencing guidelines. FAMM’s Mary Price explains: The Sentencing Commission has voted on a set of amendments that should go into effect on November 1, 2016. FAMM is delighted to report to you that one of the amendments involves real improvements to the Compassionate Release guideline.  Before I… Read more »

April 13, 2016

FAMM Questions Impact of Sentencing Reform Bills in Congress

The expense and impact remain unknown. Congressional Budget Office analysis requested before vote. Media Contact: Leila McDowell,, 202-822-6700 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Today, Families Against Mandatory Minimums (FAMM) issued a letter to the Congressional Budget Office asking for an update on the agency’s ongoing analyses of two bipartisan sentencing reform bills pending in Congress that would… Read more »