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Families Against Mandatory Minimums Biography

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“FAMM works to change mandatory sentencing laws through the legislative process on the federal and state levels, participation in precedent-setting legal cases and by educating the public…

FAMM challenges federal mandatory sentences by educating Congress and the U.S. Sentencing Commission about the need to reform these laws and urging them to pass fair and proportionate sentencing policies. We mobilize thousands of individuals and their families whose lives are adversely affected by unjust sentences by providing a platform for our members to speak out against federal sentencing laws.

Our litigation project provides litigation assistance and pro bono counsel for sentencing issues considered by the U.S. Supreme Court and lower federal courts.”

“About US: What We Do,” (accessed Dec. 30, 2011)


“FAMM (Families Against Mandatory Minimums) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that fights for individualized and proportionate sentencing laws that allow the courts to fit the punishment to the offender. FAMM advocates for state and federal sentencing reform, and mobilizes thousands of individuals and families whose lives are adversely affected by unjust sentences to work constructively for change.”

“About US: Our Mission,” (accessed Dec. 30, 2011)

501(c)(4) nonprofit