(June 2016) This primer provides a general overview of the imposition and revocation of supervised release. A variety of statutes, guidelines and policies govern different aspects of the supervised release framework, and this primer is not a substitute for independent research and primary authority. To the extent this primer and its appendices identify case law, it is not intended to be a comprehensive compilation of cases addressing these issues.
- 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.