FAMM’s mission is to protect public safety and promote efficiency in the criminal justice system by advocating for individualized, proportional criminal sentencing laws. We are not against punishment or prisons. We simply believe that sentences should fit the crime and the offender, and that judges are in the best position to decide the proper punishment in each and every case. Current federal mandatory minimum sentencing laws tie the hands of federal judges and require the imposition of lengthy, ineffective, and unjust one-size-fits-all sentences.
The Second Look Act (H.R. 3795/S. 2146) is a first of its bill that would allow judges to resentence individuals with lengthy sentences after 10 years of incarceration if the judge finds that the individual is not a danger to public safety and has shown they are prepared for reentry. This bold legislation would allow our courts to relieve thousands of individuals from excessive sentences and reward individuals for their rehabilitation