In late November, Chair Saris sent a letter to the Senate Judiciary Committee expressing the Commission's unanimous support for specific statutory changes that would reduce prison costs and promote fairness in sentencing.
The digital version of the 2013 Guidelines Manual, effective on November 1, 2013, is now available in both PDF as well as HTML versions. The PDF version contains a variety of navigation tools including bookmarks and hyperlinks.
Commission staff gave a presentation on the effective use of federal sentencing data at the November 2013 annual meeting of the American Society of Criminology.
The newest release in this publication series presents data on offenses under 18 U.S.C. § 922(g), commonly called "felon in possession" cases. For additional Quick Facts publications, click here.
On October 7, 2013, Chair Saris spoke to more than 1,300 compliance and ethics professionals at the Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics’ 12th Annual Compliance and Ethics Institute in Washington, DC.
The Commission held a symposium to gather information from various stakeholders on economic crime and the application of §2B1.1.
The Commission submits a statement for the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing titled "Reevaluating the Effectiveness of Federal Mandatory Minimum Sentences." To view the statement, click here.
Visit the Commission's new Online Learning Center for videos and instructional materials on the federal sentencing guidelines.
The first half of this webcast (recorded July 15, 2013) provides viewers with information regarding amendments reflected in the 2013 Guidelines Manual.
The Commission is pleased to be hosting a series of FREE regional training programs on federal sentencing issues.
The telephone number for the USSC HelpLine is (202) 502-4545. The hours of operation are from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (EST), Monday through Friday.
The Commission promulgated amendments for the 2012-2013 amendment cycle and submitted them to Congress on April 30, 2013. To view the "reader-friendly" version of the amendments click here.
The 2012 Guidelines Manual incorporates the Commission's 2012 amendments to the federal sentencing guidelines.
This page features congressional reports and testimony, written statements and transcripts from Commission hearings, public comment, research and data reports and surveys, and amicus curiae briefs discussing issues related to United States v. Booker.
These documents present federal case law addressing various offenses and guidelines. The primers are updated annually.
These documents present selected decisions by the U.S. Supreme Court and U.S. Courts of Appeals involving issues related to the federal sentencing guidelines.