This year we’ve witnessed unprecedented support for mandatory minimum sentencing reform. The Justice Safety Valve Reform of 2013 has received bipartisan support in BOTH the House as well as the Senate. During a time when politicians seem content to remain gridlocked on issues of national importance it’s shocking to see this sort of collegiality on an issue that has been historically polarizing. Obviously, financial concerns have had a tremendous impact on sentencing reform due to the escalating costs of incarceration. This presents us with a great opportunity to secure sentencing reform that will have an impact on the lives of many, both inside as well as out in the community, who have already suffered far in excess of what is required to satisfy the interests of justice. Imagine how many families could benefit from this type of reform. We all need to do our part to make sure these amendments get passed.
Please take time to send your letter to the United States Sentencing Commission and express your support for “Amendment #1.” Let them know you support an amendment to “Stop Stacking 924(c)’s (firearm sentences) and to pass the “Safety Valve” that will allow judges to sentence individuals BELOW the statutory mandatory minimum. Make it a point to become an integral part of the solution and ensure that your voice is heard when it matter the most. Together, we can make a difference and reunite countless families all across the country. Make sure YOUR voice gets heard. Go to www.famm.org. In the body of the text it lists “Features”. Click on “Make Your Voice Heard” to read the amendments, and then mail your letter in support of Amendment #1 and against Amendment #3.