Mandatory Minimum Penalties

(July 2017) In fiscal year 2016, the Commission received data on 13,604 offenders convicted of an offense carrying a mandatory minimum penalty. Over 60 percent (61.3%) of offenders convicted of an offense carrying a mandatory minimum penalty did not receive relief from the penalty and, therefore, remained subject to the mandatory minimum penalty at sentencing, accounting for 13.4% of all federal offenders.