Serving the Southern District of Indiana

News & Updates

Drug Sentencing Updates

In July of 2014 The United States Sentencing Commission voted unanimously to apply a reduction in the sentencing guideline levels applicable to most federal drug trafficking offenders retroactively, meaning that many offenders currently in prison could be eligible for reduced sentences beginning November 2015.  Click the link above to view the page for details, resources and to inquire about eligibility.

Mandatory Minimum Memo

On August 12, 2013, Eric Holder (USAG) issued a memo to the United States Attorneys and Assistant Attorney General for the Criminal Division on department policy on charging mandatory minimum sentences and recidivist enhancements in certain drug cases.   Click the link above to view this important information.

Families Against Mandatory Minimums

"Sentences that fit. Justice that works."  Families Against Mandatory Minimums (FAMM) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization fighting for sentencing reform.  Click the link above to be directed to the FAMM website for details and resources.

The Marshall Project

The Marshall Project is a nonprofit, nonpartisan news organization with the mission to raise public awareness around issues of criminal justice and the possibility for reform.  Click the link above for the latest news by the Marshall Project.

Prison Legal News

Prison Legal News (PLN) is a project of the non-profit Human Rights Defense Center.  It is a monthly magazine that reports on criminal justice issues and prison/jail related civil litigation, with an emphasis on prisoners' rights.  Click the link above to be directed to the Prison Legal News website for more details.

BOP Compassionate Release Memo 

A memo dated August 12, 2013 which provides details and conditions for a sentencing court to make an inmate with a minimum term sentence immediately eligible for parole by reducing the minimum term of the sentence to time served.  Click the link above for details.