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Hearing I
Date:     Tuesday, May 31, 2022
Time:    10:00 a.m.
Zoom Webinar:
Pennsylvania Department of Corrections
(Registration is open to the public; testimony limited to DOC staff and inmates)

Hearing II
Date:     Wednesday, June 1, 2022
Time:    2:00 p.m.
On-site Location: 523 Irvis Building, Harrisburg, PA 17120
Zoom Webinar:

For information on the proposed State Parole Guidelines and Recommitment Ranges, click here.

The PA Commission on Sentencing announces the following meetings:

Thursday, June 2, 2022 – 9:00 a.m. – Commission Policy Meeting523 Irvis Building, Capitol Complex, Harrisburg, PA
AND via Zoom Webinar.

Thursday, June 2, 2022 – 11:00 a.m. – Commission Quarterly Business Meeting523 Irvis Building, Capitol Complex, Harrisburg, PA
AND via Zoom Webinar.

To participate via Zoom or to make a public comment during the Commission Quarterly Business Meeting, please pre-register here.  These meetings will also be live streamed. To view, click here.

The PA Commission on Sentencing held meetings on Thursday, March 10, 2022. Meeting materials can be found here.

The Commission held six hearings to receive public comment. The hearings provided an opportunity to receive testimony on-site at hearing locations consistent with COVID-19 safeguards or by Zoom Webinar. For more information regarding the Working Draft of the Sentencing Guidelines Proposals and testimony received during the public hearings, click here

Hearing I
Date:  Tuesday, February 22, 2022
On-site Location:  Bucks County Justice Center, Courtroom 410
100 North Main Street, Doylestown, PA

Hearing II
Date:  Thursday, February 24, 2022
On-site Location:  Philadelphia City Hall, Courtroom 654
1400 JFK Blvd., Philadelphia, PA

Hearing IV
Date:  Wednesday, March 2, 2022
On-site location: Duquesne University School of Law, 208 Hanley Hall
600 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA

On January 3, 2022, the Commission launched a virtual ticket system for SGS Web and all related questions. The all-new Help Desk includes a user-friendly portal where practitioners may submit questions and quickly monitor the status of their inquiries. The portal will prompt visitors to supply Help Desk staff with important details about their inquiries on SGS Web, SGS Web technical concerns, and for assistance with sentencing guidelines, re-sentencing guidelines, or the sentence risk assessment instrument.

Video tutorial of the portal:

SGS Web Help Desk Portal
Users with restricted or limited web-access, email to submit a ticket without visiting the portal.

For assistance with Sentencing Guidelines, please contact the Education and Outreach Specialist in your region.

The Commission on Sentencing is seeking applicants for the following positions (click the position title to view the complete job listing and apply):

Senior Software Engineer: The Senior Software Engineer position will be primarily responsible for implementing new features, diagnosing, and correcting defects, managing application data and data extract processes, and providing technical leadership to the team.

Research Data Analyst 2: This position assists with data quality and management, data planning, and research analysis tasks in support of the goals of the Commission. This position is based in State College.