If your loved one is headed for a sentencing before a federal judge, you may be interested in writing a letter of support. One of the goals for a sentencing hearing is to help the judge get to know the person they are sentencing. A letter of support can help do that. A good letter will tell the judge who you are, how you are connected with the defendant and will give some details and insight into the life of the defendant. The judges in this district read every letter and they can be a very important part of the sentencing process. You can access the guidelines for a letter of support here.