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In 2017, each chamber of the Massachusetts legislature passed their own criminal justice reform package. Both packages included sentencing reform as well as proposals to introduce medical parole in the Commonwealth. A conference committee was appointed in December 2017 to reconcile the differences between the two bills and put forth legislation to be decided on in 2018.

2018 Laws and Policy

How You Can Advocate for Sentencing Reform in Massachusetts

You can do several things to work toward reforming Massachusetts’ sentencing laws.

Latest News:

FAMM Submits Testimony on Massachusetts Medical Parole Implementation Process

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Contact: Tripp Laino, 202-999-4273 tlaino@famm.org   FAMM Submits Testimony on Massachusetts Medical Parole Implementation Process BOSTON – FAMM General Counsel Mary Price submitted testimony yesterday to the Massachusetts agency tasked with collecting public comments on the state’s new medical parole rules. The testimony is part of FAMM’s ongoing effort to improve access to compassionate release in the United States. The … Read More

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FAMM Applauds Gov. Baker, General Assembly for Passage of Criminal Justice Reform

Friday, April 13, 2018

Contact: Rabiah Burks rburks@famm.org 202-822-6700 FAMM Applauds Gov. Baker, General Assembly for Passage of Criminal Justice Reform BOSTON – FAMM today congratulated Gov. Charlie Baker and Massachusetts lawmakers for enacting a comprehensive criminal justice reform package. The new law, S. 2371, will make significant improvements to every phase of the criminal justice system, including sentencing … Read More

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FAMM: Reforms in New Massachusetts Criminal Justice Bill Going in the Right Direction

Monday, March 26, 2018

Contact: Rabiah Burks rburks@famm.org 202.822.6700 FAMM: Reforms in New Massachusetts Criminal Justice Bill Going in the Right Direction WASHINGTON – On March 23, Massachusetts House and Senate members of a conference committee released their agreed-upon version of S. 2371, a comprehensive criminal justice reform bill. If passed, the bill would repeal some of the state’s mandatory minimum sentences for low-level … Read More

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