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January 14, 2009

New FAMMGram includes slate of federal sentencing recommendations

Families Against Mandatory Minimums has its latest newsletter, its Winter 2009 FAMMGram, available on-line at this link.  The FAMM newsletter is full of lots of interesting items, including this slate of federal sentencing recommendations (which are explained in full in the FAMMGram on page 5):

1.  NEAR TERM: Strategic reforms

  • Eliminate the mandatory minimum sentencing disparity between crack and powder cocaine...
  • Clarify that the 25-year mandatory minimum for repeat offenders who possess guns is limited to true recidivists....
  • Improve and expand the federal safety valve....
2.  INTERMEDIATE: Create a mandatory minimum safety valve....

3.  LONG TERM: Remove mandatory minimums from the federal criminal code....

January 14, 2009 at 05:49 AM | Permalink

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