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:

June 2, 2015

Texas Shows How to Reduce Both Incarceration and Crime

(National Review) — The Atlantic’s David Frum in a piece May 11 asked a question that has been a discussion across the spectrum of criminal-justice scholars for decades: Can America have fewer prisoners without more crime? From the outset, this question highlights the tricky business of drawing a meaningful correlation — direct, inverse, or none… Read more »

March 23, 2014

Texas Conservatives Lead Reassessment of ‘War on Crime’

(Houston Chronicle) — There was a time when Texas conservatives like U.S. Sen. John Cornyn, a former judge and state attorney general, used to tout their tough-on-crime credentials, much like in the cowboy-themed 2008 campaign video, “Big Bad John.” Now Cornyn and many other Republicans across the country are singing a different tune on crime… Read more »

March 18, 2014

Changes in Criminal Justice System Gaining Bipartisan Support in Congress

(Fort Worth Star-Telegram Editorial) — Using states as laboratories for studying criminal justice reforms, and particularly addressing the issue of prison sentencing, many lawmakers in Washington are prepared to do an about-face on their long-held views about stiff penalties even for minor offenses. This change of heart, including by some of the most conservative members… Read more »

March 11, 2014

Why Fewer Prisons Are Good for Texas’s Economy

(Texas Monthly) — Marc Levin is the director of the Center for Effective Justice at the Texas Public Policy Foundation (TPPF), the state’s leading conservative think tank. He is also one of the founders of Right on Crime, a national campaign to promote criminal justice reforms in state legislatures across the country. Criminal justice advocacy… Read more »