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FAMM VIDEO visually presents the stories of those most affected by counterproductive sentencing and prison policies.

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“I Am Not a Kingpin”
Three women share how harsh mandatory minimum sentences have impacted their lives.
Experts Profiles | Mandatory Minimums
FAMM 25: How It All Began
At FAMM's 25th anniversary, president and founder Julie Stewart reflects on the day she knew she had to start Families Against Mandatory Minimums.
Experts Our Work | Mandatory Minimums
Girlfriend Helped Drug Dealer Boyfriend, Got Slammed With 10 Years in Prison
Jacquale Clark received a lengthy mandatory minimum sentence for the help she gave her drug-dealing boyfriend.
Our Work Profiles | Mandatory Minimums
Repeal, Don’t Celebrate, the Anti-Drug Abuse Act of 1986
It's been over 30 years. Time to fix what isn't working.
Experts Explainers | Sentencing
Child Abuse, Suicide Attempts, Drugs…Then a Heinous Prison Sentence
Nichole Forde's life was spiraling downward, culminating in a 27-year mandatory minimum prison sentence. Here's her story.
Our Work Profiles | Mandatory Minimums
15 Years in Prison for Growing Marijuana
Paul Fields was a deadhead who made the bad decision to sell pot and received 15 years for a first-time offense. Happily, his sentence was commuted by President Obama in December 2016.
Our Work Profiles | Mandatory Minimums
Sentenced to Die in There
Watch the story of Evans Ray, a Washington, D.C. native who served 12 years of a mandatory minimum life sentence for a nonviolent drug offense before receiving clemency from President Obama in 2016.
Our Work Profiles | Mandatory Minimums
Sober and Stuck in Prison
He got sober and had turned his life around in a big way. But at sentencing, the judge couldn't take any of that into account. Now Jeff Woods sit in federal prison for years.
Our Work Profiles | Drug-free school zone law
That Much Time for Only 35 Pills?
This is one of the worst sentencing stories we've ever heard -- and we've heard a lot. Please share if you think Cynthia's sentence was horribly unfair.
Our Work Profiles | Sentencing
Prison Reform Hearing: Part 3
Unable to attend our last event on prison reform? Check out video coverage, in 3 parts. Our event concluded with great questions from the audience.
Experts Our Work | Federal
Prison Reform Hearing: Part 2
Unable to attend our last event on prison reform? Check out video coverage, in 3 parts. Part 2 shows our panelists discussing prison reform and the state of reentry. 4 out of 5 of our experts served time themselves, giving a unique inside-look at the issue.
Experts Our Work | Federal
Prison Reform Hearing: Part 1
Unable to attend our last event on prison reform? Check out video coverage, in 3 parts. We started off the event with a welcome from Molly Gill, followed by statements from Senator Mike Lee (R-UT) and Rep. Bobby Scott (D-VA).
Experts Our Work | Federal
FAMM Fights for Drug-Free School Zone Law
On February 5, 2018, FAMM hosted a panel in Nashville to highlight Tennessee’s drug-free school zone law, which costs the state millions to lock up low-level drug offenders. Tennessee State Representative Tilman Goins spoke about the reform legislation he is sponsoring, and the panel featured Julia Warren from Right on Crime; Lauren Krisai from Justice Action Network, and two families whose loved ones have been sentenced under this law—Joi Davis, wife of Terrance Davis, and Buel Moore, father of Sara Moore. Kevin Ring, President of FAMM, moderated.
Experts Our Work | Drug-free school zone law
The Need to Reform Missouri’s Mandatory Sentences
Conservative voices speak out on sentencing reform, including Grover Norquist (Americans for Tax Reform), Greg Glod (Right on Crime), Vikrant Reddy (Charles Koch Institute), Pat Nolan (American Conservative Union Foundation), Jason Pye (Freedom Works), David Keene (American Conservative Union), Arthur Rizer (R Street), and Greg Newburn (FAMM).
Experts Our Work | State
The Need to Reform Arizona’s Mandatory Sentences
Conservative voices speak out on sentencing reform, including Grover Norquist (Americans for Tax Reform), Greg Glod (Right on Crime), Vikrant Reddy (Charles Koch Institute), Pat Nolan (American Conservative Union Foundation), Jason Pye (Freedom Works), David Keene (American Conservative Union), Arthur Rizer (R Street), and Greg Newburn (FAMM).
Experts Our Work | State
FAMM FACTS: Federal Drug Traffickers Overwhelming Nonviolent
Get the facts.
Explainers Our Work | Federal
Using Time to Reduce Crime
Prisoners spoke. We listened. Here is a video summary of the results from the first-ever federal prisoner survey.
Experts Our Work | Reentry
Enhancing Public Safety at Lower Cost: Why Pennsylvania Should Reject Mandatory Minimums
Pennsylvania policymakers must choose individualized, evidence-based approaches to sentencing over mandatory sentencing regimes.
Our Work | Mandatory Minimums
Frenemies for Sentencing Reform!
In Maryland, Republican Senator Michael Hough and Democrat Delegate Erek Barron have more in common than you might think. Despite their partisan differences, the two have come together to support one important issue: sentencing reform.
Our Work | Sentencing
Time Sensitive: A Compassionate Release Story
Compassionate release is denied to most who apply, despite rising health care costs in prison and the human dignity that aging prisoners deserve.
Our Work | Compassionate Release