Fair Sentencing Act Amendment

Data on Retroactive Application of the Fair Sentencing Act Amendment

This report provides a set of tables presenting data on cases in which a motion for a reduced sentence was considered under 18 U.S.C. § 3582(c)(2). These cases involve retroactive application of the amendment to the federal sentencing guidelines implementing the Fair Sentencing Act of 2010 (Amendment 750, as amended by Amendment 759). The retroactive amendment became effective on November 1, 2011. The data in this report represents those motions decided by the courts through June 30, 2014, and for which data was received, coded, and edited by the Commission by July 18, 2014.

Fair Sentencing Act Amendment Retroactivity Data Report (July 2014)


Training Materials on the Fair Sentencing Act Amendment

USSC Updates Web Training Video: Retroactive 2011 Crack Cocaine Amendment (November 2011). This video covers retroactive application of the Commission's permanent amendment implementing the Fair Sentencing Act of 2010, which became effective November 1, 2011.

Most Frequently Asked Questions on the 2011 Retroactive Crack Cocaine Guideline Amendment (August 2011). This document provides answers to the most frequently asked questions about the Commission's decision to give retroactive effect to the proposed permanent guideline amendment implementing the Fair Sentencing Act of 2010.