Take a crash course in understanding mandatory minimum sentencing laws by exploring the following links:
What are Mandatory Minimums? A quick explanation of mandatory minimum sentencing laws and why they must change.
What the Experts Say. Academics, lawmakers, judges, and pundits from across the political spectrum agree that mandatory sentencing laws are ineffective. Read their statements.
Frequently Asked Questions. Download FAMM's answers to frequently asked questions about mandatory sentencing laws and policies.
Glossary of Terms. Definitions of legal terms discussed on the FAMM website.
History of Mandatory Minimum Sentences. Learn how mandatory sentencing laws proliferated in the U.S. criminal justice system.
Alternatives and Solutions. Smart on crime approaches to mandatory sentencing problems.