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 21, 2017

Proposed Bill Could Charge Heroin Dealers With Murder

Originally seen in KTVB. Some state lawmakers have made it clear this session that they want to combat the drug problem here in the Gem State. In hopes of doing that, Rep. John Gannon, a Democrat from Boise, has proposed a bill that could put heroin dealers behind bars for a minimum of 10 years…. Read more »

November 20, 2013

Tide Has Shifted In Punishing Drug Crimes

(Idaho Press-Tribune Editorial) — As the budgets for government agencies at all levels — city, county, state and federal — get tighter and tighter and, in some cases, debt mounts higher and higher, many of us have had to take a hard look at our priorities. In some cases, we’ve made some major shifts in… Read more »

October 30, 2013

New Bill Shows Sentencing Reform has Momentum in Congress

WASHINGTON, D.C. — FAMM president Julie Stewart today hailed the introduction of yet another bipartisan sentencing reform bill in the U.S. House of Representatives by Representatives Raul Labrador (R-ID) and Bobby Scott (D-VA). The bill, H.R. 3382, the Smarter Sentencing Act, shows that fixing federal mandatory minimum sentencing laws is growing in importance for both… Read more »