The Commission is seeking public comment on proposed priorities for the upcoming amendment cycle. Comment should be received on or before July 27, 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.
The latest Quick Facts published using FY 2014 data include:
- Felon in Possession of a Firearm
- Section 924(c) Offenders
- Illegal Reentry Offenses
- Alien Smuggling Offenses
On April 14, 2015, Chair Saris delivered a keynote address at the Regulatory Offenses and Criminal Law Conference, hosted by New York University's Center on the Administration of Criminal Law.
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.
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.
On March 12, 2015, Commissioners received testimony on proposed amendments to the federal sentencing guidelines. View the agenda and witness statements.
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.
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.