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Conditions of Supervision in Federal Criminal Sentencing: A Review of Recent Changes

Volume 81 Number 1
June 2017

In late 2016, several changes related to the conditions of probation and supervised release in federal criminal sentencing went into effect, including revisions to the national judgment forms that list the conditions imposed by the sentencing court and changes to policy guidance for probation officers on the recommendation and implementation of conditions. In this article the author describes the developments that led to the recent review and changes, provides an overview of the review process, and summarizes the specific changes.