Lawmakers

U.S. Capitol

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.


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Latest News

July 29, 2016

Small Fish Getting Caught in “Career Offender” Dragnet, New Report Finds

Contact: Leila McDowelllmcdowell@famm.org202.822.6700 FAMM Says New Sentencing Commission Report Bolsters Case for Reform WASHINGTON, DC – FAMM today welcomed the release of a new U.S. Sentencing Commission report, which recommends that Congress act to ensure that non-violent drug offenders are no longer  sentenced as career offenders under the federal sentencing guidelines. Drug offenders with prior non-violent drug… Read more »


July 18, 2016

JustiFACT: FAMM’s New Fact Checking Initiative

Contact: Leila McDowell lmcdowell@famm.org 202.822.6700 NEW FACT CHECKING INITIATIVE WILL MONITOR ‘LAW AND ORDER’ STATEMENTS AT BOTH THE RNC AND DNC CONVENTIONS The nation’s leading sentencing reform organization, FAMM, today is launching JustiFACT, a fact checking initiative to monitor and assess the statements of public policymakers and others at the upcoming national party conventions. This initiative begins at a time… Read more »


July 14, 2016

Congressional Update: Working Away While Congress is Away

Just as election season is speeding up, work in Congress is grinding to a halt. Tomorrow, members of Congress will return to their home states to campaign for reelection. They won’t be back or voting on bills until September 7. They’ll work during the month of September, and then they’ll hit the campaign trail again… Read more »