NEW Commission Launches Redesigned Beta Website

We are pleased to invite you to explore an in-progress (beta) version of the Commission’s redesigned website. We have more work to do, styling content and fixing bugs but by using the site, you’ll help show us what works, and what doesn’t. E-mail comments to:


NEW Public Data Briefing: Adopted Illegal Reentry Amendment (May 3, 2016)

This video provides background information and data on the recently adopted illegal reentry amendment (effective November 1, 2016).


Research and Publications

Recidivism Among Federal Offenders: A Comprehensive Overview (March 2016)

This report is the first release in a series of upcoming recidivism publications on the Commission's multi-year study of more than 25,000 federal offenders followed over an eight-year period. 


Quick Facts on Illegal Reentry Offenses (April 2016)


Quick Facts on Alien Smuggling Offenses (April 2016)


Retroactivity Data Report: 2014 Drug Amendment (April 2016)



Save the Date: 2016 Annual National Seminar (September 7-9, 2016)


Federal Sentencing: The Basics


2015 Amendments Online Education Program

This program provides background information and an interactive look at each of the new amendments in the 2015 Guidelines Manual.



Policy Profile: The 2014 Drug Guidelines Amendment


Report to the Congress: Impact of the Fair Sentencing Act of 2010


Video: Victims’ Rights and Federal Sentencing


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.