Massachusetts Sentencing Commission

The mission of the Sentencing Commission is to promote truth in sentencing by formulating uniform sentencing policies, developing systematic sentencing guidelines, and integrating intermediate sanctions within the sentencing guidelines.

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Address

John Adams Courthouse, One Pemberton Square - G300, Boston, MA 02108

About us

The Massachusetts Sentencing Commission was established in April, 1994, by the "truth in sentencing" law, Chapter 432 of the Acts of 1993. The provisions creating the commission and establishing its mandates were revised and codified as M.G.L. c. 211E. The commission consists of 15 members, including 3 judges, 3 prosecutors, and 3 defense counsel, along with representatives from the Executive Office of Public Safety, the Massachusetts Sheriff's Association, the Department of Correction, the Parole Board, the Office of the Commissioner of Probation, and the Victim Witness Assistance Board. 

Commission members

Voting members

Voting commission members

Ex officio members

Ex officio commission members

Outside technical advisor

Outside technical advisor for the commission

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