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March 25, 2024

US Sentencing Commissions publishes 2033 Annual Report and new retroactivity data on 2023 criminal history amendments

This afternoon, the US Sentencing Commission sent out an email that flagged a bunch of notable new materials on the USSC's website.  Data fans will be especially interested in a lot of these new items, which I link below.  But everyone should mark their calendars for April 10, 2024; the USSC has now created a key date though this Public Meeting Notice.  This will be the last scheduled public meeting of the 2023-2024 amendment cycle for the Commission and on the agenda is "Vote to Promulgate Proposed Amendments."  I am hoping an acquitted conduct amendment will be among those getting a positive vote from the Commission, but we will need to tune in on April 10 to see.

In the meantime, USSC and federal sentencing data junkies have some new items to check out, and here is how the USSC's email reports on these new materials:

(Published March 25, 2024) - The 2023 Annual Report highlights the Commission’s major activities and accomplishments during fiscal year 2023.  The Annual Report also includes a new in-depth analysis of federal sentencing trends and noteworthy shifts in the caseload.

(Published March 25, 2024) - The Commission has published its first analysis of motions for a reduced sentence pursuant to retroactive application of Parts A and B of Amendment 821, relating to Criminal History (effective November 1, 2023).

(Published March 25, 2024) - The Commission continues to release additional fiscal year 2023 federal sentencing data following publication of the 2023 Sourcebook of Federal Sentencing Statistics earlier this month.

March 25, 2024 at 03:17 PM | Permalink

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