Public Hearing - March 14, 2018

 

Public Hearing on Proposed Amendments to the Federal Sentencing Guidelines

Washington, DC

Wednesday, March 14, 2018 at 9:00 a.m. (ET)

 

Notice

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, March 14, 2018 at 9:00 a.m.

The public hearing will be held in the Thurgood Marshall Federal Judiciary Building, One Columbus Circle, NE, Washington, DC, Suite 2-500. The hearing was streamed live. Watch the video recording of the event below. 

The purpose of the public hearing is for the Commission to receive testimony on proposed amendments to the federal sentencing guidelines related to Synthetic Drugs and First Offenders/Alternatives to Incarceration.

 

Panel I

 

Synthetic Drugs (Part 1)
9:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

Hon. Robert M. Duncan, Jr.
United States Attorney
Eastern District of Kentucky

Mr. Kevin L. Butler
Federal Public Defender
Northern District of Alabama

Panel II

Synthetic Drugs (Part 2)
9:30 a.m. – 9:50 a.m.

Mr. John P. Bendzunas
Chair
Probation Officers Advisory Group

Mr. Knut S. Johnson
Vice-Chair
Practitioners Advisory Group

Panel III

Synthetic Drugs (Part 3)
9:50 a.m. – 10:20 a.m.

Mr. Keith Graves
Member
National Narcotic Officers’ Association Coalition

Det. Hector Alcala
Kentucky State Police

Ms. Lindsay LaSalle
Senior Staff Attorney
Drug Policy Alliance

Ms. Mary Price
General Counsel
Families Against Mandatory Minimums

Break
10:20 a.m. – 10:35 a.m.

Panel IV

First Offenders and Alternatives to Incarceration (Part 1)
10:35 a.m. – 10:55 a.m.

Hon. Andrew E. Lelling
United States Attorney
District of Massachusetts

Ms. Miriam Conrad
Federal Public Defender
Districts of Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Rhode Island

Panel V

First Offenders and Alternatives to Incarceration (Part 2)
10:55 a.m. – 11:25 a.m.

Mr. John P. Bendzunas
Chair
Probation Officers Advisory Group

Mr. Knut S. Johnson
Vice-Chair
Practitioners Advisory Group

Mr. T. Michael Andrews
Chair
Victims Advisory Group

Mr. Timothy Q. Purdon
Member
Tribal Issues Advisory Group

Panel VI

First Offenders and Alternatives to Incarceration (Part 3)
11:25 a.m. – 11:50 a.m.

Ms. Lauren E. Jorgensen
Member, Board of Directors, and Chair, Sentencing Committee
National Association of Assistant U.S. Attorneys

Ms. Kristine Lucius
Executive Vice President for Policy
The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights

Ms. Heather Rice-Minus
Vice President for Government Affairs
Prison Fellowship

Adjourn

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