Federal Register: May 15, 2006 (Volume 71, Number 93)NoticesPage 28062-28063From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov]
UNITED STATES SENTENCING COMMISSION
Sentencing Guidelines for United States Courts
AGENCY: United States Sentencing Commission.
ACTION: Notice of request for comment.
SUMMARY: The Commission requests public comment pertaining to an amendment submitted to the Congress on May 1, 2006, that creates a policy statement governing a reduction in term of imprisonment as a result of a motion by the Director of the Bureau of Prisons (published elsewhere in this issue of the Federal Register).
DATES: Written public comment regarding the issue for comment set
[Page 28063]forth in this notice should be received by the Commission not later than July 14, 2006.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michael Courlander, Public Affairs Officer, 202-502-4590. The amendment to which this issue for comment pertains may be accessed through the Commission's Web site at http://www.ussc.gov (see Amendment 1 of the document entitled ``Amendments to
the Sentencing Guidelines, Policy Statements, and Official Commentary (May 1, 2006)'').
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On May 1, 2006, the Commission submitted to the Congress an amendment to the Federal sentencing guidelines that created a new policy statement at Sec. 1B1.13 (Reduction in Term of Imprisonment as a Result of Motion by Director of Bureau of Prisons). This policy statement is a first step toward fulfilling the congressional directive at 28 U.S.C. 994(t). In the 2006-2007 amendment cycle, the Commission will consider developing further criteria and a list of specific examples of extraordinary and compelling reasons for sentence reduction pursuant to such statute. The Commission requests comment and specific suggestions for appropriate criteria and examples, as well as guidance regarding the extent of any such reduction and modifications to a term of supervised release.
Authority: 28 U.S.C. 994(a), (o), and (p); USSC Rule of Practice and Procedure 4.4.
Ricardo H. Hinojosa, Chair. [FR Doc. E6-7343 Filed 5-12-06; 8:45 am]
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