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September 11, 2008

FAMM suggests priorities for USSC

Families Against Mandatory Minimums has posted on its website a letter sent to the U.S. Sentencing Commission earlier this week, which provides comments concerning the USSC's 2009 proposed priorities.  Unsurprisingly, this FAMM letter urges mandatory minimum sentencing reform, crack cocaine sentencing reform and alternatives to incarceration.  And, encouragingly, toward the end of its letter, FAMM also promotes two ideas/issues that are of great interest to me: "we encourage the Commission to expand the safety valve provided for in 18 USC 3553(f) and reform the relevant conduct standard to prohibit the consideration during sentencing of conduct of which the offender was acquitted."

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IAM THE FAMILY MEMBER OF SOMEONE IN FEDERAL PRISON AND WOULD LIKE SOME INFO ON WHERE THE GOOD TIME LAW BILL STANDS AS OF NOW.THANKYOU

Posted by: SUSANNE WEINMAN | Jan 6, 2009 1:45:40 PM

My husband is being sentenced this month for drug charges, he is being served a 10 year sentence for growing marijuana and is 45 years old, can you tell how he is eligible for the 08' Bill that affects non-violent offenders over the age of 45?

Posted by: Mrs. Wyatt | Jan 10, 2009 7:03:52 PM

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