Prison & Sentencing Impact Assessments

This page provides users with access to the Commission's prison and sentencing impact assessments. The Commission performs a variety of prison and sentencing impact assessments as part of its work on federal sentencing. The Commission encourages policymakers, researchers, and the public to explore information contained on this page.

 

Prison & Sentencing Impact Assessments for Guideline Amendments

When possible, the Commission performs prison and sentencing impact assessments as part of its consideration of amendments to the federal sentencing guidelines. (See the FAQs for a detailed explanation of how the Commission performs its prison and sentencing impact assessments, including limitations on them.)

 

Prison & Sentencing Impact Assessments for Legislation

Pursuant to statute, the Commission often is asked to perform prison and sentencing impact assessments for Congress. (See FAQs for more information about these requests.) The Commission will post here prison and sentencing impact assessments that it provides to the Congressional Budget Office as part of the Congressional Budget Estimates that it performs for congressional committee reports. The final budget estimates and prison and sentencing impacts may be found on the CBO website: www.cbo.gov.

 

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FAQs

  • These "frequently asked questions" provide answers to all your questions about how the Commission undertakes prison and sentencing impact assessments.