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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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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 »

November 14, 2014

Bipartisan Panel: Criminal Justice System is ‘Reaching the Tipping Point’

( WASHINGTON, D.C. — Legal experts from across the political spectrum came together Wednesday to find common ground on overcriminalization. The Charles Koch Institute hosted “Reaching the Tipping Point,” an event which examined the future of bipartisan sentencing and prison reform. Co-sponsors included Families Against Mandatory Minimums, the American Civil Liberties Union, the Texas Public Policy… Read more »