In 2012 Hawaii passed a law allowing judges to sentence certain drug offenders to probation. Hawaii followed up on that reform in 2013 by passing a law that allows judges to depart from mandatory minimums for convictions of Class B and Class C felony drug offenses.  

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 22, 2017

Rep. Tulsi Gabbard Calls for Decriminalization of Marijuana

Originally seen in Maui Now US Representative Tulsi Gabbard spoke on the House floor today to urge Congress to pass bipartisan legislation to federally decriminalize marijuana. If passed, the Ending Federal Marijuana Prohibition Act (H.R.1227) would take marijuana off the federal controlled substances list — joining other industries such as alcohol and tobacco. Rep. Gabbard introduced… 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 »