Taxpayers

Taxpayers

Every year, almost $60 billion is spent incarcerating prisoners. Many of these prisoners are non-violent offenders who pose no threat to public safety. We believe that responsible repeal of mandatory sentences can greatly reduce the cost of this burden to taxpayers. As a taxpayer, you should know where your tax dollars are going. Take a minute to learn about mandatory minimum sentences, advocate for their repeal, and educate other citizens about this drain on our resources. 

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August 12, 2013

FAMM Applauds DOJ Call for Sentencing Reform, Changes in Prosecutorial Practices and Compassionate Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – FAMM president Julie Stewart today welcomed the U.S. Justice Department’s proposals for reforming federal criminal sentencing laws and prosecutorial charging practices. Attorney General Eric Holder announced the Department’s proposed reforms in a speech to the American Bar Association today in San Francisco.  “For the past 40 years, the Department of Justice, under… Read more »


July 31, 2013

Same Level of Safety for a Half-Billion Less; FAMM President Reacts to New Crack Guideline Retroactivity Report

WASHINGTON, D.C. — FAMM President Julie Stewart released the following statement today in reaction to the U.S. Sentencing Commission’s latest Preliminary Crack Retroactivity Data report:  Consider for a moment how proud members of Congress would be if they used the best available evidence and data to reform a federal program in a way that maintained all… Read more »


June 5, 2013

George Will: Leahy and Paul plan on mandatory sentencing makes sense 

Libertarians believe government should have a compelling reason before it restricts an individual’s liberty. Today’s liberals believe almost any reason will do, because liberty is less important than equality, fraternity, fighting obesity and many other aspirations. Now, however, one of the most senior and liberal U.S. senators and one of the most junior and libertarian… Read more »