US Sentencing Commission Voted on the 2018 Amendments on April 12, 2018

The United States Sentencing Commission (USSC) held a vote on the 2018 Proposed Amendments today.  We are somewhat disappointed. At today’s Public Hearing of the United States Sentencing Commission, (USSC), the Commission voted to approve certain of the Proposed Amendments.  Unfortunately, in terms of reducing  the federal prison population and reducing federal sentences overall, the … Read moreUS Sentencing Commission Voted on the 2018 Amendments on April 12, 2018

United States Sentencing Commission to Hold a Hearing on 2017 Amendments

On March 14, 2018, the United States Sentencing Commission, the federal agency charged with writing and amending the United States Sentencing Guidelines, will hold a hearing on several very significant amendments to the Guidelines.  Of note, the Commission will consider an amendment that could provide a significant benefit to first time federal offenders by providing … Read moreUnited States Sentencing Commission to Hold a Hearing on 2017 Amendments

Federal Sentencing Commission to Vote on 2018 Amendments

On January 19, 2018, the United States Sentencing Commission will hold a hearing (and hopefully a vote) on the 2018 Amendments to the United States Sentencing Guidelines.  A vote in favor could result in significant positive changes to the Guidelines.  National Prison & Sentencing Consultants  and John Webster, its Managing Director, are ecstatic with some … Read moreFederal Sentencing Commission to Vote on 2018 Amendments

Federal Sentencing Commission to Vote on 2018 Amendments

On January 19, 2018, the United States Sentencing Commission will hold a hearing (and hopefully a vote) on the 2018 Amendments to the United States Sentencing Guidelines.  A vote in favor could result in significant positive changes to the Guidelines.  National Prison & Sentencing Consultants  and John Webster, its Managing Director, are ecstatic with some … Read moreFederal Sentencing Commission to Vote on 2018 Amendments

2017 Proposed Preliminary United States Sentencing Guidelines Changes Announced–then Cancelled

UPDATE MAY 5, 2017: Sadly, the United States Sentencing Commission has decided that there will no  amendments to the federal Sentencing Guidelines for 2017. Although the following was proposed, they can not and will not even be considered until at least 2018, if at all. A description of the proposed amendments is below but no such amendment … Read more2017 Proposed Preliminary United States Sentencing Guidelines Changes Announced–then Cancelled