2005 Federal Sentencing Guidelines
CHAPTER FIVE - PART H - SPECIFIC OFFENDER CHARACTERISTICS
§5H1.1. Age (Policy Statement)
Age (including youth) is not ordinarily relevant in determining whether a departure is warranted. Age may be a reason to depart downward in a case in which the defendant is elderly and infirm and where a form of punishment such as home confinement might be equally efficient as and less costly than incarceration. Physical condition, which may be related to age, is addressed at §5H1.4 (Physical Condition, Including Drug or Alcohol Dependence or Abuse; Gambling Addiction).