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Chapter 1: Adoption of Standard Conditions by District Courts (Probation and Supervised Release Conditions)

It is recommended that each district court issue a local rule or standing order adopting the standard conditions listed in this document (see: Chapter 2). Some level of national uniformity is necessary, because approximately 20 percent of persons under supervision were sentenced in districts other than the district of supervision. Additionally, standard conditions represent core supervision practices required in every case to fulfill the statutory duties of probation officers under 18 U.S.C. § 3603. Finally, uniformity in standard conditions ensures efficient policy development and training at the national level.