Sentencing News

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January 16, 2013

Sen. Leahy Calls for Repealing Mandatory Minimums

Washington, D.C. — FAMM applauds the comments of U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT) at the Georgetown University Law Center this morning in Washington, DC.  Sen. Leahy, the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, strongly opposes mandatory minimum sentences and called today for their repeal and reform at the state and federal level. Chairman Leahy included… Read more »

January 1, 2013

Julie on Justice: Families Against Stupid Sentences

Happy New Year! I hope you and your loved ones had a great holiday season.  I had a much appreciated break and then returned to FAMM and the hundreds of emails that pile up during time away. One of the emails I received was from a FAMM member in prison who wrote, “Do you only… Read more »