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Families Against Mandatory Minimums

FAMM is a nationwide organization of citizens working for the repeal of statutory mandatory minimum sentences. Its members consist of prisoners, their families and loved ones, lawyers and civil rights activists. Mandatory minimum sentences are sentences which must be served with no possibility of parole or early release and which give the prosecutor enormous power in deciding what charges to press. First time offenders are heavily impacted by these sentences.

FAMM is gathering information about outrageous sentences imposed because of mandatory minimums. They have an information packet and membership form (membership is free) available upon request. In view of the Supreme Court recently upholding a Michigan law that requires life without parole for anyone caught with over 650 grams of cocaine or heroin, and a number of laws with mandatory minimums recently passed by Congress, there is a need to stop and limit these practices.

For more information write:

2000 "L" St. N.W., Suite 702
Washington D.C. 20036

or call (202) 833-FAMM.

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