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

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Tim Heaphy: How Conspiracy Laws Work
Watch former federal prosecutor Tim Heaphy explain how conspiracy laws works.
Experts | Sentencing
“I know exactly what they mean.”
Debi Campbell has seen our work from both sides—as a federal prisoner sentenced to almost two decades for a nonviolent drug offense, and as an advocate for reform with FAMM.
Experts | Mandatory Minimums
Shocker: Who Really Sends People to Prison for Extreme Sentences?
Turns out a lot of judges hate mandatory minimum sentences as much as defendants do. You might be surprised at what they have to say about the issue.
Explainers | Sentencing
What Is Compassionate Release?
What is compassionate release? Can any prisoner apply? And what does it mean for taxpayers? Watch this quick explainer to learn more.
Explainers | Compassionate Release
Marijuana Sends First-Time Offender to Prison for 55 Years
Weldon Angelos, a first-time, low-level offender, was sentenced to 55 years in federal prison under mandatory sentencing laws created by Congress. In May of 2016, after receiving a reduction in sentence, Weldon returned home to his family.
Profiles | Mandatory Minimums
Judge’s Hands Are Tied, Calls Case the “Poster Child” Against Mandatory Minimums
The judge had no choice but to sentence Robyn Hamilton to a lengthy and unjust sentence.
Profiles | Mandatory Minimums
She Never Sold a Single Ounce for Profit
Shirley is serving a 10-year mandatory minimum sentence for her role in a methamphetamine conspiracy – which never sold a single ounce of the drug for profit and was only created to feed her addiction.
Profiles | Sentencing