Public Comment

The Commission posts some but not all public comment on its website, and what is there can be difficult to find.  We have posted below the majority of the public comment most relevant to the early development of guideline sentencing policy for individuals (as opposed to organizations).  Note that some of the Commission’s files include both public comment and written testimony prepared for a public hearing.  Other files include only public comment.

Be sure to check the Testimony page for other written testimony relevant to the particular amendment cycle or public hearing you are researching.

For more recent years, comments by the Federal Public and Community Defenders are posted at