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.
Spirits are high here at FAMM as we celebrate the sentence commutations of five of our members. Ricky Darden, Ronald Evans, Charceil Kellam, Ervin Worthy, and David Bell are included on a list of 214 people who received clemency from President Obama. The president’s action is a welcome validation of our work against mandatory minimum sentencing…. Read more »
Once a young man with a promising future, Fulton ended up in prison for nonviolent offenses related to the drug PCP. Mandatory minimums landed him with a life sentence. He spent more than 21 years in prison before receiving clemency in 2016. He has dedicated his life to the creation of art that reflects his… Read more »