“A Good Man!” When Sentencing Enhancements Add 45 Years

By sbostian-posner | April 17, 2024

“My roots weren’t strong, and when the storms of life came, I couldn’t hold on,” says Charles Scott, currently serving more than 51 years in federal prison – 45 of which are “stacked” mandatory enhancements.

Seriously Ill and Locked Up for Stealing 6 DVDs

By sbostian-posner | April 3, 2024

Too many people in Florida are serving long prison terms that don’t make communities safer. There are plenty of people locked up like Stephan Stuckey, who do not pose a risk to public safety yet languish in prison for decades, some of them seriously ill.

Michael Giles: No Ordinary Defendant

By sbostian-posner | April 3, 2024

Michael is a veteran serving a mandatory 25-year sentence under Florida’s 10-20-Life law after he fired two shots in self-defense, shots that did not seriously injure his attacker.

FAMM to Premiere New Documentary, “District of Second Chances,” Dec. 7 at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C.

By Katherine Till | November 27, 2023

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMonday, Nov. 27, 2023 FAMM to Premiere New Documentary, “District of Second Chances,” Dec. 7 at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. WASHINGTON  – FAMM, a…

FAMM applauds Pennsylvania House Judiciary Committee passage of clemency reform amendment

By Katherine Till | November 13, 2023

For Media Inquiries:John Norton, 202-999-4268jnorton@famm.org FAMM applauds Pennsylvania House Judiciary Committee passage of clemency reform amendment HARRISBURG – Today FAMM thanked the Pennsylvania House Judiciary Committee for passing a bill to undo…

FAMM supports Michigan Senate passage of bill improving prison ombudsman process

By Katherine Till | November 13, 2023

For Media Inquiries:John Norton, 202-999-4268jnorton@famm.org FAMM supports Michigan Senate passage of bill improving prison ombudsman process LANSING – FAMM’s Director of State Policy Maria Goellner thanked the Michigan Senate for passing a bill reforming how…

Anthony Jones

By Katherine Till | November 6, 2023

Anthony was granted clemency after being in prison 29 years. He now fights to make our criminal justice system more just and appears in court on behalf of people still locked up, telling his story to lawmakers and the media.

Antonio Howard

By Katherine Till | November 5, 2023

“I’ve spent more time in prison than I’ve spent outside in society, and essentially grew up in prison,” says Antonio Howard, who lived in Pennsylvania state prison for more than 26 years. Yet today, what defines Antonio the most is not his imprisonment, but rather his vibrant relationship to art and his community. Now free, Antonio is a successful artist, author, activist, and paralegal.

David Lee

By Katherine Till | November 4, 2023

In his early twenties, David “Dawud“ Lee was, in his words, “out on the streets living a criminal lifestyle.” He is now serving a life sentence in Pennsylvania state prison. But against all odds, David has transformed himself into a true leader and role model under the most difficult conditions.

FAMM releases comment as Sentencing Commission amendments go into effect

By Katherine Till | November 1, 2023

For Media Inquiries: Tripp Laino, 202-999-4273 tlaino@famm.org FAMM releases comment as Sentencing Commission amendments go into effect WASHINGTON – FAMM General Counsel Mary Price released the following statement about the United States…