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FAMM’S Deputy Director of Policy Maria Goellner to testify at Missouri House Judiciary Committee hearing
JEFFERSON CITY – FAMM’s Deputy Director of Policy Maria Goellner will testify at the Missouri House Judiciary Committee hearing on Monday in support of a bill that would eliminate the crack-powder sentencing disparity in Missouri.
“Crack and powder cocaine are the same drug in different forms, and treating them differently under the law has no basis in science,” Goellner said. “Just eight states treat the drugs differently – Missouri’s disparity is one of the worst in the nation, and does nothing to improve public safety.”
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.