28 CFR 2.20 - Paroling policy guidelines: Statement of general policy.
|Offense characteristics:Severity of offense behavior||Offender characteristics: Parole prognosis (salient factor score 1998)|
|Very good(10 to 8)||Good(7 to 6)||Fair(5 to 4)||Poor(3 to 0)|
|1 Note: For Category Eight, no upper limits are specified due to the extreme variability of the cases within this category. For decisions exceeding the lower limit of the applicable guideline category by more than 48 months, the Commission will specify the pertinent case factors upon which it relied in reaching its decision, which may include the absence of any factors mitigating the offense. This procedure is intended to ensure that the prisoner understands that individualized consideration has been given to the facts of the case, and not to suggest that a grant of parole is to be presumed for any class of Category Eight offenders. However, a murder committed to silence a victim or witness, a contract murder, a murder by torture, the murder of a law enforcement officer to carry out an offense, or a murder committed to further the aims of an on-going criminal operation, shall not justify a grant of parole at any point in the prisoner's sentence unless there are compelling circumstances in mitigation (e.g., a youthful offender who participated in a murder planned and executed by his parent). Such aggravated crimes are considered, by definition, at the extreme high end of Category Eight offenses. For these cases, the expiration of the sentence is deemed to be a decision at the maximum limit of the guideline range. (The fact that an offense does not fall under the definition contained herein does not mean that the Commission is obliged to grant a parole.)|
|Guideline range (months)|
|Maximum sentence authorized by statute(not necessarily the sentence imposed)||Grading (category)|
|<< 2 years||1|
|2 to 3 years||2|
|4 to 5 years||3|
|6 to 10 years||4|
|11 to 20 years||5|
|21 to 29 years||6|
|30 years to life||7|
|Category One||= 1/9||Category Five||= 9|
|Category Two||= 1/3||Category Six||= 27|
|Category Three||=1||Category Seven||= 45|
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Title 28 published on 2014-07-01
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