Florida - FAMM


The Florida legislative session ran from March 7 to May 5, 2023.

FAMM is working in Florida to reform the state’s outdated and harmful mandatory sentencing laws, oppose new mandatory sentences and enhancements, create more second chances for people serving lengthy sentences, and advocate better prison conditions and increased accountability and transparency for all prison facilities. Florida has one of the country’s largest prison systems, a severe understaffing crisis in its prisons, and many excessive sentencing laws, including a requirement that all people in prison must serve at least 85 percent of their sentence, regardless of their rehabilitation.

For answers to questions about FAMM’s work in Florida, please contact Daniel Landsman at dlandsman@famm.org.

For Floridians with loved ones in prison who want to get connected to other Florida families and advocates, get in touch with Florida Cares at https://floridacarescharity.org/.

Ask Florida lawmakers to support independent prison oversight

Read the stories of real people who’ve been impacted by Florida’s criminal justice system to learn more about why we’re working for reform in the state:

The Sunshine State’s Justice Reform Hero

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The Need for Oversight in Florida’s Prisons: Stories From Affected People

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Seriously Ill and Locked Up for Stealing 6 DVDs

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Jomari DeLeon: Pressured Into a Terrible Decision

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2023 Laws and Policy