Promoting Fairer and more Uniform Sentencing Practice

The Pennsylvania Commission on Sentencing is a legislative agency responsible for advancing effective, humane, and rational policies that promote fairer and more uniform decisions at sentencing, resentencing, and parole.

The Commission achieves this through the development, implementation and monitoring of compliance with guidelines for sentencing, resentencing, and parole, as well as risk assessments that support pretrial and sentencing decisions.

The Commission’s research and development program serves as a clearinghouse and information center for the collection, preparation, and dissemination of information on decisions made by courts and paroling authorities, and assists courts and agencies in the development, maintenance, and coordination of sound criminal justice practices in the Commonwealth.

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