How You Can Advocate for Sentencing Reform in Your State

You can do several things to work toward reforming your state’s sentencing laws – go to our get involved page to find out how.

Encourage your state lawmakers to support mandatory minimum sentencing reform. Be sure to connect with FAMM and other sentencing reformers on Facebook, Twitter, and by signing up for our email list.

Sentencing/Criminal Justice Reform Groups in this State:

March 2, 2017

Number of Alabama inmates dropping, but not without consequences

Originally found via The number of inmates in Alabama’s notoriously jam-packed prisons is falling, a trend that officials attribute mainly to sentencing guidelines that took effect in 2013. The decline is expected to continue, mostly because of the guidelines and because of criminal justice reforms passed in 2015 that were intended to slow the flow of… Read more »

October 15, 2015

107 Prisoners Set for Early Release in Alabama

(Lagniappe Weekly) — In an attempt to reduce overcrowding in federal prisons and compensate for recently reduced sentences for drug offenses, the government is preparing for the largest one-time release of federal prisoners in history. Stories about the release of nearly 6,000 prisoners began circulating after The Washington Post published a story ahead of the… Read more »

May 8, 2015

Alabama Prison Reform Passes; Governor Plans to Sign

( — The Alabama Legislature today overwhelmingly approved a bill intended to reduce overcrowding in Alabama prisons. The House of Representatives passed the bill 100-5 today. The Senate, which had passed the bill in April, concurred with changes made by the House in a 27-0 vote. “This is not the final step,” said the sponsor,… Read more »

December 12, 2013

There is still time to call the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee!

The bill markup scheduled for December 12 has been pushed back to December 19 – that means that there is still time to call your Senators! If you live in one of the states listed below, please call your Senator’s offices so they can hear your support of S. 1410, the Smarter Sentencing Act.   On Thursday,… Read more »