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.
September 23, 2016
Robyn Hamilton used drugs and had “bad thinking,” in her words, and she was caught up in a drug conspiracy that netted her a mandatory minimum sentence of 10 years. The judge in her trial did not want to sentence her as he was compelled to. “Just so the record is clear, if the – if… Read more »
August 3, 2016
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 »