STATE COMMISSION ON CRIMINAL SENTENCING POLICY

Andrew L. Sonner, Chair (chosen by Governor), 2003

Appointed by Governor to 4-year terms: Russell P. Butler, Esq., 2001; Gail M. Lankford, 2001; Marna McLendon, 2001; Charles F. Wellford, Ph.D., 2001; Domenic R. Iamele, Esq., 2003; Arthur A. Marshall, Jr., Esq., 2003; Col. David B. Mitchell, 2003; Barry L. Stanton, 2003.

Appointed by Senate President: Delores G. Kelley; Clarence M. Mitchell IV.

Appointed by House Speaker: Kenneth C. Montague; Joseph F. Vallario.

Appointed by Chief Judge, Court of Appeals: Timothy J. Doory; John C. Themelis.

Ex officio: Arrie W. Davis, designee of Chief Judge, Court of Appeals; J. Joseph Curran, Jr., Attorney General; Stephen E. Harris, Public Defender; Stuart O. Simms, Secretary of Public Safety & Correctional Services.

Michael D. Connelly, Executive Director

4511 Knox Road, Suite 309
University of Maryland, College Park
College Park, MD 20742 - 8660
(301) 403-4165
e-mail: mconnelly@crim.umd.edu
fax: (301) 403-4164
web: www.gov.state.md.us/sentencing/


Annual Report to General Assembly due Dec. 1.

The State Commission on Criminal Sentencing Policy was established in 1999 (Chapter 648, Acts. of 1999). The Commission is responsible for the State's voluntary criminal sentencing guidelines. It collects sentencing guidelines worksheets and automates the information; monitors sentencing practices, including judicial compliance with the guidelines; and, as necessary, adopts changes to the guidelines. The Commission integrates correctional options into the guidelines and establishes criteria for determining which defendants should be eligible for correctional options (Code 1957, Art. 41, secs. 21-101 through 21-108).

Court personnel are trained by the Commission to use voluntary sentencing guidelines. For estimating the impact of legislative or policy changes on State correctional resources, the Commission uses a correctional population simulation model.

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