The Commission delivered to Congress amendments to the federal sentencing guidelines on April 28, 2016. These amendments will go into effect on November 1, 2016, absent congressional action to the contrary. This notice sets forth the amendments and the reason for each amendment.
- 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.