Resources – FAMM


FAMM has a multitude of resources to help you learn more about criminal justice reform.

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Letter to the BOP on New Prison Mail Restrictions
FAMM's letter to Dir. Kathleen Hawk Sawyer of the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) regarding restrictions on mail.Read More
USSC 2019 Amendment Cycle
The U.S. Sentencing Commission has just released a set of proposed priorities for its work that could result in new and amended guidelines late next year.Read More
These reports present data on cases in which a motion for a reduced sentence was considered under 18 U.S.C. § 3582(c) as a result of guideline amendments, including the 2014 Drug Amendment, 2010 Fair Sentencing Act Amendment, and 2007 Crack...Read More
USSC 2014-2015 Amendment Cycle
U.S. Sentencing Commission Final Priorities for 2014, U.S. Sentencing Commission Announces Priorities for 2014-2015 Amendment Cycle, U.S. Sentencing Commission Proposes Amendments to Federal Sentencing Guidelines, FAMM’s Response to the Commission’s 2014 Proposed Guidelines AmendmentsRead More
USSC 2015-2016 Amendment Cycle
One of the Sentencing Commission’s areas of work in 2016 involved improving the guidance for judges considering compassionate release requests.  On February 17,  2016, the Sentencing Commission held a hearing about the subject and FAMM was invited to testify. You can read...Read More
USSC 2016-2017 Amendment Cycle
On June 9, 2016, the Sentencing Commission published a notice of proposed priorities for 2017, which can be read here, and invited public comment. FAMM responded to the notice with a letter expressing our assessment of the proposals. You can find other comments on the...Read More
USSC 2017-2018 Amendment Cycle
Sentencing Commission Hearing on First Offenders, Alternatives to Incarceration, Synthetic Drugs and Fentanyl. The U.S. Sentencing Commission held a hearing on March 14, 2018, to take testimony on a number of proposed amendments, including drug penalties, reductions for first offenders,...Read More