Families Against Mandatory Minimums
If not for the tireless work of Julie Stewart, President of Families Against Mandatory Minimums (FAMM), and FAMM, Peter Ninemire would still be in prison today, serving what would have amounted to a combined 30-year federal and state prison sentence for cultivation of marijuana.
Their work not only led to Peter’s miraculous commutation of sentence in 2001, but 20 other non-violent drug offenders who today, like Peter, are all productive members of society instead of prison inmates.
Julie and FAMM continue to advocate and have been successful in changing inhumane sentencing laws that serve to waste many valuable resources and lives in this country today. Please, check out FAMM’s website at famm.org to see the amazing work that Julie and FAMM are involved in to reform unjust sentencing laws as well as support family members who, inadvertently, also become victims of these laws.
“Peter has so much to offer and a burning desire to share it. Spend 10 minutes with him and you will see his spark and understand why he is admired by everyone from prisoners to presidents.”
-Julie Stewart, President, Families Against Mandatory Minimums
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-Peter Ninemire, Director, The Caring Center of Wichita
National Institute on Drug Abuse
NIDA’s mission is to lead the nation in bringing the power of science to bear on drug abuse and addiction. This charge has two critical components. The first is the strategic support and conduct of research across a broad range of disciplines. The second is to ensuring the rapid and effective dissemination and use of the results of that research to significantly improve prevention, treatment and policy as it relates to drug abuse and addiction.
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is the agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that leads public health efforts to advance the behavioral health of the nation. SAMHSA’s mission is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America’s communities.