For inmates and their families, please see the frequently asked questions and answers from the US Sentencing Commission regarding the Retroactive Application of the 2014 Drug Guidelines Amendment which takes effect on November 1, 2014.
After consecutive years of declining numbers, the Department of Justice's Prisoners in 2013 bulletin shows the number of people in both state and federal prisons has increased. This is the first increase since 2009. The prison population last year was 1,574,700 which is an increase of 4,300 over the previous year. The bulletin suggest that more changes are needed in sentencing practices to help reduce the prison populations. To read the full report, click here.
The Federal Criminal Practice Seminar is scheduled for August 22, 2014. Please note the new location--Cleveland Convention Center, 1 St. Clair Ave., NE, Cleveland, OH 44114. Registration deadline is August 15, 2014. For more information please go to Training/Events in our navigation bar above and select Local Events and Seminars. Federal Criminal Practice Seminar Brochure
The Pew Charitable Trusts and the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation issued the State Prison Health Care Spending report. In the report, it states that state prisoner health care costs almost $8 billion annually and this amount has been declining. However, with the the increase of prisoner population aging, this figure will increase. To read the full report, click here: State Prison Health Care Spending Report July 2014.