Alabama Sentencing Commission

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The Alabama Sentencing Commission was established to maintain an effective, fair, and efficient sentencing system for the state of Alabama. The 17-member commission is also charged with enhancing public safety, providing truth-in-sentencing and preventing unwarranted disparity in the sentencing of individuals convicted in the state's criminal justice system.[1]


The commission was established by statute in 2000 after a two-year study of sentencing policy in Alabama concluded that significant problems existed within the state's then-existing sentencing and corrections structure.[2] Main offices for the commission are located in Montgomery, Alabama.[3]


  1. ^ "Alabama Sentencing Commission". Alabama Sentencing Commission. Retrieved 2009-08-05. 
  2. ^ "Statute creating the Alabama Sentencing Commission". Alabama Sentencing Commission. Retrieved 2009-08-06. 
  3. ^ "National Association of State Sentencing Commissions". National Association of State Sentencing Commissions. Archived from the original on 2009-06-07. Retrieved 2009-08-06.