The Commission promulgated amendments for the 2012-2013 amendment cycle and submitted them to Congress on April 30, 2013. To view the "reader-friendly" version of the amendments click here.
This comprehensive report examines federal sentencing policy in child pornography cases.
This report assesses the continuing impact on the federal sentencing system of United States v. Booker.
The 2012 Annual Report presents an overview of major Commission activities and accomplishments for fiscal year 2012. See the Commission's 2012 Sourcebook of Federal Sentencing Statistics for descriptive figures, tables, and charts, as well as selected data from all federal judicial districts and circuits.
This report provides data concerning the retroactive application of the 2011 amendment to the federal sentencing guidelines implementing the Fair Sentencing Act of 2010.
NEW News Release: Commission Names Cohen Staff Director, Adds Bookbinder as Legislative and Public Affairs Director
October 2011 – This report assesses the impact of mandatory minimum penalties on federal sentencing, particularly in light of the Supreme Court's decision in Booker v. United States. The United States Sentencing Commission prepared this report pursuant to a congressional directive contained in section 4713 of the Matthew Shepherd and James Byrd, Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act of 2009, Pub L. No. 111–84, and the Commission's statutory authority under 28 U.S.C. §§ 994–995.
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NEW Federal Register Notice of Submission to Congress of Amendments to Federal Sentencing Guidelines Effective November 1, 2013
The 2012 Guidelines Manual incorporates the Commission's 2012 amendments to the federal sentencing guidelines.
These documents present federal case law addressing various offenses and guidelines. The primers are updated annually.
These documents present selected decisions by the U.S. Supreme Court and U.S. Courts of Appeals involving issues related to the federal sentencing guidelines.