FAMM began working in California in 2021 to repeal the states mandatory minimums for a number of drug offenses. FAMM supported the successful passage of SB 73 by Sen. Scott Wiener which eliminated mandatory minimums for certain drug offenses while creating a safety valve for others. Read our summary of SB 73 to learn more.
In 2022, FAMM will be working to further the longstanding criminal justice movement in California with a focus on improving the states medical release and compassionate release mechanisms. Read our memo on California’s medical parole and compassionate release mechanisms to learn more about the state’s current system. We will post more information about legislation as it becomes available.