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.


September 26, 2014

The MSCCSP is pleased to announce that Chief Judge Mary Ellen Barbera appointed the Honorable James P. Salmon, Judge, Court of Special Appeals, 4th Appellate Circuit as the Appellate Court representative for the Commission.  Additionally, Chief Judge Barbera appointed the Honorable Patrice E. Lewis, Associate Judge, District Court of Maryland, Prince George's County as the Commission's District Court representative.