Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving from FAMM!

This year, FAMM has a lot that it is grateful for.

First, there's you -- our members, donors, and supporters.  You make our work possible.  You keep our doors open.  You keep us fired up about sentencing reform.  Your calls, questions, and comments keep us excited to come to work every day.  Thank you!

Second, there are the reforms we've won together in 2011.  We saw enormous progress in making federal crack cocaine sentences fairer.  This year, 3,000 people will benefit from the Fair Sentencing Act of 2010.  Another 12,000 are eligible for shorter sentences under the new, retroactive crack guidelines that went into effect this month.  But don't worry -- we haven't forgotten the thousands of others who get different kinds of mandatory sentences each year.

Which is why, as soon as the turkey's in the Tupperware and the gravy's in the fridge, we'll be back here in the office, working for sentences that fit and justice that works.

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your families, wherever you may be on this holiday!  And -- thank you!