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. Please give us a call at (202) 822-6700 if we can help you or your staff.
December 19, 2016
On December 2, 2016, long-time FAMM supporter Mandy Martinson returned home to Iowa after receiving a commutation from President Barack Obama. NBC News was there to capture her homecoming, which you can watch and read about below. Mandy served 12 years of a 15-year mandatory minimum sentence for a low-level drug offense, and she is… Read more »
December 13, 2016
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Lani Prunes, firstname.lastname@example.org, 202-822-6700 FAMM Offers Assistance to Trump Administration on Criminal Justice Reform WASHINGTON, DC – FAMM Vice President Kevin Ring today sent a letter to the transition office of President-elect Donald Trump in which he said the group looked forward to the opportunity to work with the new administration… Read more »
October 25, 2016
Nichole Forde’s life was spiraling downward. Abused as a child, living on the streets, two suicide attempts … When she was finally convicted of selling drugs in 2010, it might have been a blessing in disguise. Nichole needed a change. A reasonable prison sentence could have helped her repay her debt to society and turn… Read more »