The Commission establishes sentencing policies and practices for the federal courts. Each year, the Commission reviews and refines these policies in light of congressional action, decisions from courts of appeals, sentencing-related research, and input from the criminal justice community.
In this section, you can follow the Commission’s work through the amendment cycle as priorities are set, research is performed, testimony is heard, and amendments are adopted.
A public meeting of the Commission is scheduled for Friday, January 8, 2016, at 1:00 p.m. This meeting will be streamed live. Commissioners may vote to promulgate the proposed "crime of violence" amendment to the guidelines. They may also vote to publish other proposed amendments.
Commissioners voted at a public meeting to promulgate an amendment to the guideline definition of a "crime of violence." Commissioners also voted to publish additional proposed guideline amendments. Commission seeks comment on revisions to immigration related guidelines, compassionate release, etc.