NEW "A Generational Shift for Drug Sentences," Article by Chair Saris, American Criminal Law Review (November 20, 2014)
The new Guidelines Manual includes amendments to the federal sentencing guidelines effective November 1, 2014. It is available online, and hard copies were distributed to U.S. Courts. Others may purchase the manual from the U.S. Government Printing Office
This webcast (recorded October 30, 2014) provides an in-depth analysis of the 2014 amendments to the federal sentencing guidelines.
News Advisory: Comment of Chair Saris on 2014 Amendment Reducing Drug Sentences Becoming Effective (October 31, 2014)
On October 28, 2014, the Commission commemorated the 10th anniversary of the Crime Victims' Rights Act by releasing a video that aims to help crime victims exercise their right to participate in the sentencing process.
News Release: Commission Authorizes Delayed Retroactive Sentence Reductions for Drug Offenders (July 18, 2014)
This recorded webcast addresses the Commission’s vote on retroactivity of the 2014 drug guidelines amendment, alternatives to incarceration, and provides a demonstration of the Interactive Sourcebook.
Public Comment Received Regarding Possible Formation of Tribal Issues Advisory Group (October 20, 2014)
Federal Register Notice of Final Action Regarding Amendment to Policy Statement §1B1.10 (Effective November 1, 2014)
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