‘Sentencing the Crime, Not the Person’

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Julie Stewart

When Julie Stewart launched Families Against Mandatory Minimums (FAMM) in 1991, after her brother was sentenced to a mandatory five years in prison on a federal marijuana charge, she figured her reform campaign would last five years. Despite what she says is ‘substantial progress’—over 300,000 individuals have received shorter sentences as a result of her organization’s work—she says there’s a lot more to do.

This Thursday, FAMM celebrates its 25-year anniversary with a Washington . . .

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