Sentencing Reform Act

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The Sentencing Reform Act, part of the Comprehensive Crime Control Act of 1984, was a U.S. federal statute intended to increase consistency in United States federal sentencing. It established the United States Sentencing Commission.[1] It also abolished federal parole.[2]

The act was passed by large majorities in both houses of Congress.[3]


  1. ^ "An Overview of the United States Sentencing Commission" (PDF). United States Sentencing Commission. United States Sentencing Commission. Retrieved 9 August 2011. 
  2. ^ Barry L. Johnson. "Sentencing Reform Act (1984)". eNotes. Retrieved 9 August 2011. 
  3. ^ Stith, Kate; Koh, Steve Y. (1993). "The Politics of Sentencing Reform: The Legislative History of the Federal Sentencing Guidelines". Faculty Scholarship Series (Yale Law School). Retrieved 9 August 2011.