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 17, 2015

Criminal Justice Reforms Approved, Drug Possession to Be a Misdemeanor

(The Salt Lake Tribune) — The Legislature approved a slate of criminal-justice reforms meant to slow the growth in the inmate population, but it punted a decision on where to build a new prison. Both political parties embraced HB348, which greatly enhances the treatment options for people who are addicted to drugs or who are… Read more »

March 9, 2015

Senator Mike Lee Concerned About Growing Prison Population

(Cache Valley Daily) — Over the last 30 years the U.S. prison population has increased tenfold and this fact is of great concern to Senator Mike Lee, R-Utah. Lee believes the mandatory minimum sentencing has had a great deal to do with this and he says the ballooning prison population has brought a huge financial… Read more »

August 21, 2014

My view: Let’s Reserve Costly Prison Beds for Dangerous Offenders

(Deseret News) As the economy continues to sputter, Utah should continue to heed the practical wisdom of the frugal family and tighten its belt. There can be no sacred cows in the budget. One area of spending that has traditionally been “off limits” for cuts — the prison system — can no longer escape examination. Utah’s… Read more »