FAMM supports policies that benefit families, incarcerated people, and taxpayers. By implementing evidence-based reforms, state lawmakers can save taxpayer dollars or redirect those savings to proven alternatives to reduce crime and recidivism. To get involved in our work in Maine, sign up for our emails and contact our Deputy Policy Director, Maria Goellner, at email@example.com.
2023 Legislative Priorities
Our justice system imprisons people to deter crime, punish those who commit crimes, protect the public, and rehabilitate prisoners who will one day return home. At FAMM, we believe prisoners should be released when they are too debilitated to commit further crimes, too compromised to benefit from rehabilitation, or too impaired to be aware of punishment. Maine has many aging and ill people whose continued incarceration is expensive, unnecessary, and unjust. Maine’s current law allowing for discretionary release of old and sick people should be expanded and improved.
Read FAMM’s Memo on the current state of compassionate release in Maine
Read FAMM’s Report Card Grading the current Maine system an “F”
Read FAMM’s poll showing that 70% of Americans, across political lines, support compassionate release programs
Tell your lawmakers to support compassionate release in Maine!
Read Written Testimony from FAMM General Counsel’s Office in Support of L.D. 1863