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:

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 »

November 7, 2013

Leahy Vows Action This Year on Sentencing Overhaul

(CQ NEWS) — Senate Judiciary Chairman Patrick J. Leahy, D-Vt., said Wednesday that he will push for action on a proposed bipartisan overhaul of criminal sentencing laws before the end of the year. “I’m committed to addressing sentencing reform this year, and I’m pleased by the fact that both Republicans and Democrats are joining in that effort,”… Read more »

November 4, 2013

Use of Tough Federal Sentencing Laws Varies Widely Nationwide

(Los Angeles Times) —  As drug dealers go, Lori Ann Newhouse was strictly small time. A high school dropout from a little Iowa town, Newhouse had three sons, a low-paying job as a telemarketer and a relentless methamphetamine habit. On St. Patrick’s Day in 2011, Newhouse bought cold tablets used to make meth and traded them to a lab for… Read more »