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COMMITTEE ON THE JUDICIARY.
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

EIGHTY-FIFTH CONGRESS

SECOND SESSION

ON

Congressional

Hearings, Prints and Reports

H. J. Res. 424, H. J. Res. 425,

and H. R. 8923

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 30, 1958

Printed for the use of the Committee on the Judiciary

Serial 14

61340

25158

UNITED STATES
GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE

WASHINGTON: 1958

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H, J, Res. 424..

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H. J. Res. 425.

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H. R. 8923

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Testimony of -

Bennett, James V., Director, Bureau of Prisons, Department of

Justice...

41

Biggs, Hon. John, Jr., chief judge, third circuit, United States Circuit

Court, Wilmington, Del.

Celler, Hon. Emanuel, a Representative in Congress from the State of

New York.

4

Laws, Hon. Bolitha J., chief judge, United States Court for the District

of Columbia

27

Olney, Warren, III, Director, Administrative Office of the United

States Courts, Washington, D. C------

67

Sharp, Louis J., Chief of the Division of Probation.

67

Walsh, Hon. Lawrence, Deputy Attorney General, Department of

Justice...

7

Additional information-

Administrative Office of the United States Courts, letters, February 6
and April 22, 1958..

77-80

American Bar Association, resolutions adopted February 25, 1958. 79

Chart showing comparative use of probation by Federal district courts,

1957...

45

Chart showing disparity of average sentence, auto theft commitments

to Federal prisons, 1957-

47

Chart showing disparity of average sentence, forgery commitments to

Federal prisons, 1957.-

49

Chart showing disparity of average sentence, liquor law commitments

to Federal prisons, 1957..

48

Chart showing median months served by State felony prisoners in

indeterminate- and definite-sentence States, 1953.

44

Chart showing two-thirds of all State felony prisoners are committed

under indeterminate sentence...

Deputy Attorney General before the House Committee on the Judi-

ciary, statement of..

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Health, Education, and Welfare, letter, undated.

Judicial Conference of the United States, recommendations of..

37

King, Rufus, chairman, section of criminal law, American Bar Asso-

ciation, statement of..

79

List of organizations and individuals working on the problem of

sentencing procedure'.

21

Reference notes on Federal sentencing procedures

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Olney, Warren, III, statement of...

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