March 24, 2016 3:09PM

FAMM Celebrates 25th Anniversary

Families Against Mandatory Minimums (FAMM) is celebrating its 25th anniversary this evening. FAMM’s President and Founder, Julie Stewart, was Cato’s public affairs director in 1991 when she received the bad news that her brother had been arrested on a marijuana charge and would have to go to prison for five years. She was shocked at the severity of the sentence and set out to do something about mandatory minimum sentences. FAMM has grown steadily over the years and so have its accomplishments–more than 310,000 persons have benefitted from reforms that FAMM has championed. Congratulations to Julie and all of her colleagues at FAMM!


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