Public Comment

The Commission generally does not post public comment on its website. We have posted below the majority of the public comment most relevant to the 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.

NOTE:  We still have just a few batches of public comment to post from previous years, but they should be up very soon.  For more recent years, comments by the Federal Defenders are posted at