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:

February 9, 2017

Alaska’s criminal justice reform efforts should be celebrated

Originally seen in Juneau Empire.  Alaska lawmakers should celebrate their landmark successful criminal justice overhaul last year. In July 2016, Gov. Bill Walker signed Senate Bill 91 into law, a bill designed to safely reduce the state’s growing prison population while enhancing public safety. Alaska’s prison population has exploded by 27 percent over the last decade… Read more »

October 9, 2013

Sentencing Reform Work is Encouraging: Alaska Adopted System to Reduce Disparities, but It’s Costing Us Dearly

(Fairbanks News-Miner editorial) — The recent push to revise Alaska’s criminal sentencing system is encouraging, and not just because it is a truly bipartisan effort in a political landscape that has too few such collaborations. Legislators involved in the task have two fundamental goals that few people would argue against: 1. Save money for the state. 2. Help… Read more »