The Maryland State Commission on Criminal Sentencing Policy (MSCCSP) was created to support fair and proportional sentencing policy, increase equity in criminal sentencing practice, and to promote increased visibility and aid public understanding of the sentencing process. The MSCCSP is responsible for oversight of the state's voluntary sentencing guidelines, collecting sentencing guidelines worksheets, maintaining the sentencing guidelines database, monitoring circuit court sentencing practice, adopting changes to the guidelines consistent with legislative intent when necessary, and providing training and orientation to criminal justice practitioners who apply the sentencing guidelines.


August 19, 2015

The Honorable Glenn T. Harrell, Jr. was appointed Chair of the Maryland State Commission on Criminal Sentencing Policy (MSCCSP) by Governor Lawrence J. Hogan.  Additionally, Governor Hogan appointed Frederick County Circuit Court Administrator Barbara Dorsey Domer to one of the two public representative positions on the MSCCSP.  Finally, Governor Hogan also reappointed Commissioners LaMonte Cooke and Richard Finci. Each of these appointments was for a term of four years from July 1, 2015.