FAMM’s Commutations Project

Families Against Mandatory Minimums (FAMM) has initiated a Commutations Project, bringing attention to cases where the punishment–the lenght of the sentence–is all out of proportion with the crime. If you believe yours is such a case, you can file a commutation petition. FAMM has put together a guideline for filing such a petition.
You do not necessarily need an attorney to file a commutation petition. You can write your own petition and have family members and friends help you raise support for your early release.
However, commutations are extraordinary and rarely granted. There is no guarantee that you will receive clemency, even if you follow these suggestions and raise support for your case.
If you would like to see FAMM?s guidelines, please contact
1612 K St., NW, Suite 700
Washington, DC 20006
(202) 822-6700
Fax: (202) 822-6704