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

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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
Victims call for Tennessee drug-free school zone law reform
"As someone who was raped in Tennessee, it's ridiculous that Tennessee law punishes someone who sells drugs in a school zone as harshly, or maybe even harsher, than they punish a rapist."
Featured | Drug-free school zone law
James Forman: Fighting for Criminal Justice Part Two
In the second half of this session with Dr. James Forman, State Delegate Erek Barron and Kevin Ring, President of FAMM, Rep. Barron describes what it's like to try to pass legislation that addresses the over-sentencing and racial inequality of current criminal justice laws. Recorded at the office of Miller Chevalier in Washington, D.C. on May 24, 2018.
Experts | Mandatory Minimums
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
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 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
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 FAMM.
Experts Our Work | Mandatory Minimums
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
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
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 sits in federal prison for years.
Our Work Profiles | Mandatory Minimums
“I Am Not a Kingpin”
Three women share how harsh mandatory minimum sentences have impacted their lives.
Experts 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
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
FAMM is working in your state!
This year, FAMM is working in more states than ever before. We're changing drug sentencing laws, convincing lawmakers not to create mandatory minimum sentences, and so much more.
Featured | State
How It Feels to Have Your Life Sentence Commuted
Evans Ray was 12 years into a life sentence for a nonviolent drug offense when he received clemency. In this short video, he describes the way it felt when he heard the news.
Profiles | Clemency
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
Nobody Cared: A Compassionate Release Story
What is compassionate release? For the Rossin family, it was a last chance.
Our Work | Compassionate Release