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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.

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How You Can Advocate for Sentencing Reform in Massachusetts

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

Latest News:

FAMM’s Statement on Massachusetts House of Representatives Criminal Justice Reform Package

Thursday, November 16, 2017

  Contact: Rabiah Burks rburks@famm.org 202.822.6700 FAMM’s Statement on Massachusetts House of Representatives Criminal Justice Reform Package   BOSTON –  Yesterday, the Massachusetts House of Representatives passed a major criminal justice reform package (S.2200), which impacts every phase of the criminal justice system. FAMM is pleased that the House voted to repeal several low-level drug mandatory … Read More

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FAMM’s Statement on Massachusetts Senate Criminal Justice Reform Package

Monday, October 30, 2017

Contact: Rabiah Burks rburks@famm.org 202.822.6700 FAMM’s Statement on Massachusetts Senate Criminal Justice Reform Package Yesterday, the Massachusetts Senate passed 27-10 on S.2185, a major criminal justice reform package that impacts every phase of the criminal justice system. FAMM was pleased to see the bill eliminate a number of mandatory minimum sentences for drug offenses, as well … Read More

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FAMM Urges Mass. Legislature to Adopt Sentencing Reform in Response to Supreme Court Ruling

Monday, October 17, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Lani Prunés lprunes@famm.org 202.822.6700   WASHINGTON – Families Against Mandatory Minimums (FAMM) today urged the Massachusetts legislature to pass common sense sentencing reform in response to a Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court’s ruling last week that state law does not currently allow departures from mandatory minimum sentences. FAMM filed an amicus brief … Read More

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