State Lawmakers

FAMM works with state lawmakers, governors, sentencing commissions, and other advocacy groups to promote common-sense, cost-saving reforms to mandatory minimum sentences.  We are available to provide expert advice, sample legislative language, and, if possible, written or live testimony at briefings and hearings in the state.

What the Experts Say

What the Public Thinks 

The Cost of Mandatory Minimums

FAMM’s Work in the States

FAMM’s Work with the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) 

Safety Valves in the States:  Turning Off the Spigot: How Sentencing Safety Valves Can Help States Protect Public Safety and Save Money (March 2013)

Recent State-level Reforms to Mandatory Minimum Laws