Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Sentencing Commission Releases Guidelines on Alternative Penalties

Judges may depart from federal sentencing guidelines in order to refer offenders with alcohol and other drug problems to addiction treatment or other alternatives to incarceration, according to new guidelines issued by the U.S. Sentencing Commission

1 comment:

glochrie said...

Its about time. Judges have had no say in sentencing for to long now. They should have some discretion, especially with the drug cases. The States don't have the money and the prison system should be for hardened criminals not drug addicts.