In 2014, Mississippi passed comprehensive criminal justice reform legislation that included reducing penalties for possession of Schedule I and Schedule II drugs.

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 31, 2014

Miss. Gov. Bryant Signs Criminal-Justice Overhaul Bill

(AP/The Clarion-Ledger) — Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant on Monday signed a bill designed to make the criminal justice system more efficient and less expensive. Bryant said House Bill 585, which becomes law July 1, will protect public safety and could save the state $266 million in prison expenses, spread over 10 years. The bill is… Read more »