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The PA House’s bad idea for next week

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Lani Prunés lprunes@famm.org 202.621.5066 The PA House’s bad idea for next week Next week, the Pennsylvania House may take up legislation to reinstate mandatory minimum sentencing laws. We at FAMM think that’s a bad idea. Today we are releasing a new video to help educate policymakers about why individualized, evidence-based approaches … Read More

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Pennsylvania Voters Oppose Mandatory Minimum Sentences, According to New Poll

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Voters Think State Spends Too Much on Jail, Not Enough on Rehabilitation WASHINGTON, DC – Families Against Mandatory Minimum (FAMM) President Julie Stewart today released the results of a new poll of likely Pennsylvania voters, which revealed strong opposition to mandatory minimum prison sentences for nonviolent offenses.  (See below for a presentation of the results, or … Read More

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Pennsylvania’s Drug and Gun Mandatory Minimum Sentencing Laws Ruled Unconstitutional

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

What happened in Pennsylvania? The Supreme Court of Pennsylvania issued an opinion on June 15 that found unconstitutional the state’s Drug Free School Zones Act, which set mandatory minimum sentences for selling drugs near schools. The court’s reasoning applies to nearly all of the state’s drug- and gun-related mandatory minimum sentencing laws and will therefore … Read More

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