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.
October 1, 2015
UPDATE: Senate Judiciary bill summary as well as a section by section factsheet. Full text of bill available here: Sentencing Reform and Corrections Act, S. 2123 October 1, 2015 Contact: Mike Riggs, 202-822-6700, firstname.lastname@example.org or Molly Gill, email@example.com WASHINGTON, DC — FAMM President Julie Stewart today praised a new U.S. Senate sentencing and prison reform bill, calling it one… Read more »
September 17, 2015
Download photos by clicking here. In the 1980s, Congress created mandatory minimum drug sentences of 5, 10, 20 years or even life without parole for high-level drug traffickers and kingpins, hoping to reduce drug abuse. But have these laws worked? Is it true that only violent, major drug dealers and kingpins receive federal mandatory… Read more »
August 10, 2015
It’s that time again: federal lawmakers have left Washington, D.C. and returned to their home states for the August recess. They will not be back in Washington until September 8, 2015. This means that no federal bills of any kind will even be considered until after September 8 – and it means we have a… Read more »