On November 18, 2015 the House Judiciary Committee approved the Sentencing Reform Act (H.R. 3713). The Commission submitted a statement analyzing the bill's potential impact on the federal prison population.
In August, the Commission requested comment on a proposed amendment regarding crimes of violence. Commission staff prepared a data briefing to inform public comment on this issue. Comment on this issue will be accepted through November 25, 2015.
Quick Facts publications give readers basic facts about a single area of federal crime. Below is the newest release in this publication series presenting data on counterfeiting offenses.
- NEW Counterfeiting Offenses
- NEW Career Offenders
- Mandatory Minimum Penalties
- Illegal Reentry Offenses
- Alien Smuggling Offenses
On October 19, 2015, the Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing on the Sentencing Reform and Corrections Act of 2015 (S. 2123). The Commission submitted to the Committee a statement for the record. Read the full statement.
NEW News Release: Commission Appoints New Director of the Office of Education and Sentencing Practice (November 23, 2015)
The Commission held a public hearing to receive testimony from invited witnesses on the definition of "crimes of violence" in the federal sentencing guidelines.
The HelpLine assists practitioners in applying the guidelines. Contact: (202) 502-4545. Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (ET), Monday through Friday.