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Massachusetts

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 issues final report on Massachusetts candidates’ positions on mandatory minimum drug sentences

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

86% of respondents favor repeal or reform  BOSTON – Families Against Mandatory Minimums (FAMM) has issued an updated report about candidates’ positions on Massachusetts’ drug sentencing laws. This version, prepared to educate voters ahead of the general election, details how the final slate of candidates for five major state races view mandatory minimum sentencing laws … Read More

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New report from FAMM: Massachusetts candidates’ positions on mandatory minimum drug sentences

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Over 90% of respondents favor repeal or reform   Media contact: Barbara Dougan, (617) 543-0878 or Mike Riggs, (202) 621-6706 BOSTON – Families Against Mandatory Minimums (FAMM) is excited to release a collection of surveys detailing how 24 candidates for four offices view mandatory minimum drug laws in Massachusetts. FAMM asked candidates from every major race—including governor, … Read More

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