Public Hearing - February 17, 2016

Public Hearing on Compassionate Release and Conditions of Supervision

Washington, DC

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

8:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.



Pursuant to Rule 3.2 of the Rules of Practice and Procedure of the United States Sentencing Commission, a public hearing is scheduled for Wednesday, February 17, 2016, from 8:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. 

The public hearing will be held in the Mecham Conference Center, Thurgood Marshall Federal Judiciary Building, One Columbus Circle, N.E., Washington, DC. This hearing will also be live-streamed

The purpose of the public hearing is for the Commission to receive testimony from invited witnesses on proposed amendments to the federal sentencing guidelines.

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Panel I
Compassionate Release: Executive Branch View
8:45 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

Kathleen M. Kenney
Assistant Director/General Counsel
Bureau of Prisons
U.S. Department of Justice

Jonathan Wroblewski
Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General
Office of Legal Policy
U.S. Department of Justice

Panel II
Compassionate Release: Executive Branch View
9:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Michael E. Horowitz
Inspector General
U.S. Department of Justice

Panel III
Compassionate Release: Defense Bar Perspectives
10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Margaret Love
Non-Voting Member
Practitioners Advisory Group

Marianne Mariano
Federal Public Defender
Western District of New York

10:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.

Panel IV
Compassionate Release: Expert and Advocacy Group Perspectives
10:45 a.m. – 11:30 p.m.

Mary Price
General Counsel
Families Against Mandatory Minimums

Dr. Brie Williams
Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Geriatrics
University of California, San Francisco

Jeffrey Washington
Deputy Executive Director
American Correctional Association

Prof. Kate Stith
Lafayette S. Foster Professor of Law
Yale Law School

Panel V
Conditions of Supervision: View from the Judiciary
11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Hon. Ricardo S. Martinez
Criminal Law Committee of the Judicial Conference

Panel VI
Conditions of Supervision: Stakeholders’ Perspectives
12:00 p.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Vijay Shanker
Deputy Chief
Appellate Section, Criminal Division
U.S. Department of Justice

Marianne Mariano
Federal Public Defender
Western District of New York

Virginia Swisher, Ph.D.
Victims Advisory Group

12:30 p.m.