NEW Results of 2014 Survey of U.S. District Judges

The Commission surveyed federal district judges on modifications and revocations of probation and supervised release. View the data summary.


Commission Seeks Public Comment on Proposed 2015 Guideline Amendments

Public comment is due no later than March 18, 2015. The following resources are available to inform public comment:


Research and Publications

NEW Life Sentences in the Federal System (February 2015)

This report is the most recent release in the Commission’s “short publication” research series. This publication discusses the use of life sentences in the federal system and the cases in which the sentencing guidelines recommend that sentence be imposed.


Quick Facts on Federal Offenders in Prison (January 2015)

The latest release in the Quick Facts series provides information about offenders currently incarcerated in the Federal Bureau of Prisons, including offender and offense characteristics, sentences imposed, and time served as of January 2015.


Final Crack Retroactivity Data Report (December 29, 2014)



USSC Live! A Look Ahead at 2015

In this webcast (recorded January 15, 2015), staff answer questions regarding retroactive application of the 2014 drug amendment, discuss proposed 2015 amendments, and highlight the latest Quick Facts publications.


Save the Date: 2015 Annual National Seminar (September 16-18, 2015)

Mark your calendars for the Commission's 2015 Annual National Seminar on the Federal Sentencing Guidelines to be held in New Orleans, LA. Registration will open soon.


USSC Live! 2014 Amendments



Video: Victims’ Rights and Federal Sentencing


Materials on 2014 Drug Guidelines Amendment


Materials from the Economic Crime Symposium (September 2013)


USSC HelpLine

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.