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More than 200,000 people have benefited from sentencing reforms championed by FAMM since 1991.
Over 85,700 federal prisoners received sentences below the mandatory minimum term because they benefited from the drug safety valve, passed by Congress in 1994 at FAMM’s urging.
Over 69,700 federal prisoners have received sentences below the term called for by the federal sentencing guidelines, which the U.S. Supreme Court made advisory in United States v. Booker in 2005. FAMM filed a “friend of the court” brief in the case.
Over 23,500 federal crack offenders received sentence reductions after FAMM’s advocacy convinced the U.S. Sentencing Commission to make its changes to crack sentencing guideline retroactive.
Over 5,800 people received fairer sentences for crack cocaine offenses under the Fair Sentencing Act of 2010, a reform FAMM helped push through Congress.
Over 5,400 additional federal crack offenders with pending appeals became eligible to benefit from the Fair Sentencing Act of 2010 because of FAMM’s advocacy for Department of Justice policy changes and our involvement in a U.S. Supreme Court case, Dorsey v. United States.
Over 8,200 people have received fairer sentences since FAMM successfully lobbied the Michigan Legislature to repeal mandatory minimum drug sentences.
Over 2,900 people received sentences below the mandatory minimum term based on FAMM-suggested reforms to New Jersey’s drug school zone law.
65 elderly federal prisoners were released early because of the elderly offender release program in the Second Chance Act of 2007, a bill FAMM supported.
550 county drug offenders in Massachusetts received parole eligibility after FAMM advocated for passage of a reform bill in the General Assembly.