September 23, 2017

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Families Against Mandatory Minimums (FAMM)

  • REFORMATION OF MANDATORY MINIMUM LAWS

    HEEDING THE CALL FROM FAMILIES AGAINST MANDATORY MINIMUMS FOR OFFENDERS WITH MANDATORY MINIMUM SENTENCES IN THE FOLLOWING STATES. Pennsylvania Florida Iowa Nebraska Missouri Louisiana Oklahoma Kentucky Ohio FAMM will be sharing the stories of those affected by mandatory minimum sentencing within these states with lawmakers and the community.  Unfortunately, not every case will work, but…

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  • MARISSA ALEXANDER NOW

    Wondering what Marissa Alexander is doing NOW?  She's fighting and she's only just begun. Introducing: The Marissa Alexander Justice Project. Why I created this organization: I am the Lord’s servant. May your word to me be fulfilled….. The Mission of the MAJP is to provide services that promote the collaboration of broader movements of social justice and…

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  • 248 FEDERAL OFFENDERS SET FREE! THANK YOU PRESIDENT OBAMA!

    On Wednesday, March 30, President Obama commuted the sentences of 61 federal prisoners, four of whom are FAMM members. This brings the total number of commutations during the Obama administration to 248. At FAMM’s 25th anniversary celebration last week, White House counsel, Neil Eggleston, shared the president’s commitment to the clemency initiative. Mr. Eggleston advises…

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  • THE SLOW AND WELCOME DEATH OF MANDATORY MINIMUMS

    Yesterday was an historic day for the sentencing reform movement in Florida. For the first time in more than 20 years Florida repealed a mandatory minimum sentence! As most of you know, we have worked for years to reform Florida’s 10-20-Life gun sentencing law, which has created some of the worst injustices I’ve seen. After…

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  • INTRODUCING THE SENTENCING REFORM AND CORRECTIONS ACT OF 2015

    Molly Gill, Govt Affairs Counsel FAMM 1100 H Street NW  Suite 1000 Washington DC, 20005 (202) 822-6700 FAMILIES AGAINST MANDATORY MINIMUMS SENTENCING REFORM AND CORRECTIONS ACT OF 2015 UPDATE: Senate Judiciary bill summary as well as a section by section factsheet. Full text of bill available here: Sentencing Reform and Corrections Act Summary: The Sentencing Reform and Corrections Act of 2015 is a…

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  • HB 7035 GIVES JUVENILES SOMETHING TO SMILE ABOUT

    Courtesy of First Coast News Keitha Nelson EDT April 25, 2014 Link to interview:  http://www.firstcoastnews.com/story/news/politics/2014/04/25/florida-juvenile-sentencing-changes/8181889/                                                       Florida Times Union photo JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The Senate recently passed a bill with…

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  • FAIR SENTENCING ACT BECOMES A REALITY

    April 26, 2014 Julie Stewart President, Families Against Mandatory Minimums (FAMM) Well Done Congress, Now Make Fair Sentencing Act Retroactive! Yesterday, President Obama changed history once again by signing the Fair Sentencing Act of 2010 into law, reforming the notorious "100-to-1" ratio between crack and powder cocaine into a fairer 18-to-1 ratio and repealing a…

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  • MARISSA ALEXANDER REMAINS FREE ON BOND

    Courtesy of THE FLORIDA TIMES-UNION Posted: January 10, 2014 - 10:28am  |  Updated: January 11, 2014 - 1:00am By Larry Hannan  (904) 359-4770  larry.hannan@jacksonville.com             Marissa Alexander can remain free on bond, but                      judge clearly upset with home-detention supervisor A Jacksonville judge has ruled…

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  • MARISSA ALEXANDER’S THANKSGIVING BLESSING

                    Courtesy of FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 26, 2013 PRESS CONTACT: Michelle Rodanes (772) 634-2418 JUDGE GRANTS PRE-TRIAL RELEASE THE NIGHT BEFORE THANKSGIVING This time of year we reflect and give thanks for our family and loved ones.  We gather around the table with all the trimmings and reminisce about…

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