1 in 2 adults in the U.S. has experienced incarceration in their family.

Families for Justice Reform

FAMM seeks to create a more fair and effective justice system that respects our American values of individual accountability and dignity while keeping communities safe.

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1 in 2

adults in the U.S. has experienced incarceration in their family.

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1 in 28

kids in America has a parent in prison.

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Our Work for Justice

Second Chances

Too many people are serving long prison terms that don’t make us safer. People languish in prison for years—even decades—because our laws don’t give them a second chance. Extreme sentences devastate families and communities across the country, but they hit communities of color the hardest.

Sentencing Reform

Decades of evidence show that lengthy, mandatory sentences do not reduce crime, but impose high economic and social costs on taxpayers and families. Mandatory minimum sentencing laws also tend to create unwarranted disparities by treating similar offenders differently and different offenders the same.

Prison Conditions & Oversight

We believe that all correctional facilities should be safe and humane, and individuals who are incarcerated should remain close to their homes in order to maintain important family bonds. FAMM supports policies that provide individuals with rehabilitative programs and meaningful work and education opportunities, as well as substance abuse and mental health treatment.

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