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FAMM to host virtual panel, “Guess Who’s Back: The Sentencing Commission’s Return & the 2022-2023 Amendment Cycle” on Oct. 2
WASHINGTON – FAMM is hosting a virtual panel “Guess Who’s Back: The Sentencing Commission’s Return & the 2022-2023 Amendment Cycle” from 1-2 p.m. on Monday, October 24.
After more than three years without a voting quorum, the U.S. Sentencing Commission is back in action. What does this mean for criminal justice reform? Join FAMM and our special guests as we provide an overview of the Commission’s role in criminal justice reform, what we know the Commission will prioritize this guideline amendment cycle, the legal landscape that has developed in the absence of a Commission, and the impact of all this on real people.
The panel will feature Mary Price, General Counsel, FAMM; Erica Zunkel, Associate Director, Federal Criminal Justice Clinic, University of Chicago Law School and Jamar Ezell, a formerly incarcerated criminal justice advocate.
The panel will be moderated by Shanna Rifkin, FAMM’s Deputy General Counsel, and include a question-and-answer session. To watch the panel, please register here.
For more than 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 has led the fight to reform extreme mandatory sentencing laws and to promote rehabilitation and dignity for all people in prison, 94 percent of whom will return to our neighborhoods one day.
FAMM is a national nonpartisan advocacy organization that promotes fair and effective criminal justice policies that safely reduce incarceration, save taxpayer dollars, and keep families together. Founded in 1991, FAMM has secured bold sentencing and prison reform across the country while elevating the voices of directly impacted individuals and families.