Saturday, February 28, 2015

Life Sentences in the Federal System

The U.S. Sentencing Commission has published a new report highlighting life sentences in the federal system. In fiscal year 2013, life sentences were most common in cases involving drug trafficking, firearms, & murder. Forty-five percent of offenders serving life imprisonment were Black, 24.9% were White, and 24.2% were Hispanic. Read the full report.

The Commission also released results of its 2014 Survey of U.S. District Judges on Modification and Revocation of Probation and Supervised Release. Half of the U.S. district judges responding to the USSC survey handle more than 20 revocation cases annually. Read the survey results: Key data points are summarized here:

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