February 24, 2012
On January 19, the United States Sentencing Commission voted to seek public input on proposed guideline amendments and issues for comment on a wide range of topics, including alternatives to incarceration, the relevance of specific offender characteristics to sentencing, and penalties for hate crimes. Public comment is due no later than March 19, 2012. We anticipate that the Commission will announce a public hearing on the proposed amendments in Washington, D.C. FAMM will submit comment to the Commission on some of the proposed amendments and publish our comments here as soon as they are available.
To read FAMM’s summary of the amendments, click here.
To read the amendments,click here.