This compilation is a "reader-friendly" version of the emergency, temporary amendment promulgated by the Commission on October 15, 2010, in response to the Fair Sentencing Act of 2010. Official text of the amendment is posted on the Commission's website and can be found in a forthcoming edition of the Federal Register. The official text of the amendment also will be incorporated into a forthcoming supplement to the Guidelines Manual.
- 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.