Federal Sentencing Procedure: Hearing Before Subcommittee No. 3 of the Committee on the Judiciary, House of Representatives, Eighty-fifth Congress, Second Session on H.J. Res. 424, H.J. Res. 425, and H.R. 8923, Wednesday, April 30, 1958

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U.S. Government Printing Office, 1958 - 81 pages
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Committee Serial No. 14. Considers legislation to establish periodic study groups on Federal sentencing procedure; to authorize courts to determine parole eligibility for Federal prisoners; and to raise maximum age of persons eligible for "youth offender" sentencing procedures.

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Page 2 - He may also invite specialists in sentencing methods, criminologists, psychiatrists, penologists, and others to participate in the proceedings. "(d) The expenses of attendance of judges shall be paid from applicable appropriations for the judiciary of the United States. The expenses connected with the preparation of the plans and agenda for the conference and for the travel and other expenses incident to the attendance of officials and other participants invited by the Attorney General shall be paid...
Page 2 - Institutes and joint councils on sentencing "(a) In the interest of uniformity in sentencing procedures, there is hereby authorized to be established under the auspices of the Judicial Conference of the United States, institutes and joint councils on sentencing. The Attorney General and/or the chief judge of each circuit may at any time request, through the Director of the Administrative Office of the...
Page 3 - ... (b) Nothing in this chapter shall be construed in any wise to amend, repeal; or affect the provisions of chapter 403 of this title (the Federal Juvenile Delinquency Act), or limit the jurisdiction of the United States courts in the administration and enforcement of that chapter except that the powers as to parole of juvenile delinquents shall be exercised by the Division.
Page 2 - ... to drugs or alcohol, and mental or physical handicaps; (5) the formulation of sentencing principles and criteria which will assist in promoting the equitable administration of the criminal laws of the United States. "(b) After the Judicial Conference has approved the time, place, participants, agenda, and other arrangements for such institutes and joint councils, the chief judge of each circuit is authorized to invite the attendance of district judges under conditions which he thinks proper and...
Page 39 - Code is amended by inserting before section 331 the following item : "334. Institutes and joint councils on sentencing." SEC. 3. That chapter 311 of title 18, United States Code is amended by adding the following section : " 4208. Fixing eligibility for parole at time of sentencing " (a) Upon entering a judgment of conviction, the court having jurisdiction to impose sentence, when in its opinion the ends of justice and best interests of the public require that the defendant be sentenced to imprisonment...
Page 3 - This report may include but shall not be limited to data regarding the prisoner's previous delinquency or criminal experience, pertinent circumstances of his social background, his capabilities, his mental and physical health, and such other factors as may be considered pertinent. The board of parole may make such other investigation as it may deem necessary. "It shall be the duty of the various probation officers and government bureaus and agencies to furnish the board of parole information concerning...
Page 1 - York to improve the administration of justice by authorizing the establishment of institutes and joint councils on sentencing for the development of objectives, standards, procedures, and policies to be followed in the sentencing of persons convicted of offenses against the United States.
Page 78 - Prisons believes would be helpful in determining the disposition of the case, shall be furnished to the court within three months unless the court grants time, not to exceed an additional three months, for further study. After receiving such reports and recommendations, the court may in its discretion: (1) Place the prisoner on probation as authorized by section 3651 of this title...
Page 3 - Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the Vnited States of America in Congress assembled (two-thirds of, each House concurring therein), That the following article is hereby proposed as an amendment to the constitution of the United States...
Page 3 - The classification center or agency shall make a complete study of each committed youth offender, including a mental and physical examination, to ascertain his personal traits, his capabilities, pertinent circumstances of his school, family life, any previous delinquency or criminal experience, and any mental or physical defect or other factor contributing to his delinquency.

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