Spotlight

NEW Federal Register Notice of Proposed Priorities and Request for Public Comment (June 22, 2015)

The Commission is seeking public comment on proposed priorities for the upcoming amendment cycle. Comment should be received on or before July 27, 2015.

 

Report: Alternative Sentencing in the Federal Criminal Justice System (June 17, 2015)

As a supplement to the Commission's 2009 publication, this report examines more recent trends in the rates of alternative sentences and examines how sentencing courts use their discretion to impose alternative sentences.

 

Final 2015 Amendments to the Federal Sentencing Guidelines (Effective November 1, 2015)

 

Training

2015 Annual National Seminar on the Federal Sentencing Guidelines

Registration is now closed for the Commission’s 2015 Annual National Seminar, which will be held September 16 through September 18, 2015 in New Orleans, LA.

 

Video: USSC Live! A Look Ahead at 2015

Staff answer questions about retroactive application of the 2014 drug amendment and discuss proposed 2015 amendments.

 

Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Courses

 

 

Amendment Process

Video: Public Meeting to Vote on 2015 Amendments

On April 9, 2015, Commissioners held a public meeting to vote to promulgate amendments to the federal sentencing guidelines. View public comment received on proposed amendments.

 
 
 

Video: Public Hearing on Proposed 2015 Amendments

On March 12, 2015, Commissioners received testimony on proposed amendments to the federal sentencing guidelines. View the agenda and witness statements.

 

Resources

NEW Policy Profile: The 2014 Drug Guidelines Amendment

The Commission's new "Policy Profile" series provides background information on various policy matters related to federal sentencing. The first Policy Profile discusses the Commission's 2014 amendment to the federal sentencing guidelines reducing drug sentences.

 

Video: Victims’ Rights and Federal Sentencing

 

Results of 2014 Survey of U.S. District Judges

 

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.