State Map

States across the country are realizing that growing prison populations and costs are the result of adopting mandatory minimum sentencing laws. In response, states are trying to cut costs by repealing or reforming mandatory minimum laws, including using safety valve exceptions and cheaper, more effective alternatives to incarceration. Click below to learn about the reforms of states that are saving taxpayer money without endangering the public, and read our summary of states reforms for a reform at a glance. 

If you have questions about FAMM’s advocacy in the states, please contact Molly Gill, Vice President of Policy, at 202-822-6700 or

States where FAMM is working in 2018:

Missouri Arizona Maryland Tennessee
Pennsylvania Florida Massachusetts North Carolina


States with the most recent reforms:

Iowa Louisiana Michigan