This compilation contains unofficial text of final amendments to the federal sentencing guidelines, which will be submitted to Congress by May 1, 2016, effective November 1, 2016. Official text will appear in an upcoming edition of the Federal Register.
- The Commission promulgates guidelines that judges consult when sentencing federal offenders. When the guidelines are amended, a subsequent Guidelines Manual is published.
- In this section, you will find the Commission’s comprehensive archive of yearly amendments and Guidelines Manuals dating back to 1987.