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FAMM joins call urging New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy to sign legislation eliminating some of the states’ mandatory minimums
TRENTON – FAMM and a coalition of national justice reform organization today sent a letter to New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy, urging him to sign a bill that would eliminate some of the states’ mandatory minimums.
“The legislature in New Jersey did the right thing, and now it’s up to Gov. Murphy — New Jersey is on the cusp of a better, fairer justice system, and the only thing standing in the way is a few strokes of a pen,” Ring said. “Mandatory minimums don’t reduce crime or improve public safety, and they’re enormously expensive. Like the reform effort in New Jersey, this movement is bipartisan and growing every day.”
For nearly three decades, FAMM has united the voices of affected families, the formerly incarcerated, and a range of stakeholders and advocates to fight for a more fair and effective justice system. FAMM’s focus on ending a one-size-fits-all punishment structure has led to reforms to sentencing and prison policies at the state and federal level and is paving the way to programs that support rehabilitation for the 94% of all prisoners who will return to our neighborhoods one day.
FAMM is a national nonpartisan advocacy organization that promotes fair and effective criminal justice policies that safeguard taxpayer dollars and keep our communities safe. Founded in 1991, FAMM is helping transform America’s criminal justice system by uniting the voices of impacted families and individuals and elevating the issues all across the country.