Judge F. Dennis Saylor, IV
September 2012: Average Prison Sentence
District Court - Massachusetts
Referring Agency: Department of Homeland Security Immigration and Customs Enforcement
For all cases disposed of in the current fiscal year (2012) that were credited to Judge F. Dennis Saylor, IV in the District of Massachusetts, the average prison sentence was 84.0 months, when looking only at cases referred by the Department of Homeland Security Immigration and Customs Enforcement. During the current fiscal year, Judge F. Dennis Saylor, IV has sentenced 2 defendants compared with 5 defendants during the twelve months of the previous fiscal year.
Over the last five years, the average prison sentence imposed on defendants that were credited to Judge Saylor was 45.8 months. This was 76.3% higher than the 26.0 months typical in Massachusetts and 58.1% higher than the 28.9 months average prison sentence for the nation. Judge F. Dennis Saylor, IV sentenced 16 defendants during the past five years.
(CAUTION: The kinds of cases handled by individual judges influences statistical information about their sentences. It therefore is important to consider the breakdown of cases that each has handled, available below, when making judge-by-judge comparisons.)
Figure 1 compares Judge Saylor's numbers to those for judges in this district and in the United States as a whole for cases of this type over the last five years.
During the last five years there were 11 other judges in the District of Massachusetts with information on convictions during that period. Average prison sentence numbers passed down for those judges ranged from 11.5 months to 71.0 months, putting Judge Saylor's average prison sentence of 45.8 months at the higher end of the range. The average prison sentence for the whole District of Massachusetts during that time was 26.0 months.
Born 1955 in Royal Oak, MI
Federal Judicial Service
Judge, U. S. District Court, District of Massachusetts
Nominated by George W. Bush on July 30, 2003, to a seat vacated by Robert E. Keeton; Confirmed by the Senate on June 1, 2004, and received commission on June 2, 2004.
Northwestern University, B.S., 1977
Harvard Law School, J.D., 1981
Private practice, Boston, Massachusetts, 1981-1987, 1993-2004
Assistant U.S. attorney, District of Massachusetts, 1987-1990
Special counsel & chief of staff to the assistant attorney general, Criminal Division, U.S. Department of Justice, Washington, DC, 1990-1993
Program Areas of Cases Handled
Cases disposed of by Judge F. Dennis Saylor, IV for the past five years fell into a number of broad categories. The lead category for these cases was Other accounting for 56.3% of cases.
Other major categories with substantial numbers of cases that were disposed by Judge F. Dennis Saylor, IV over the past five years were: Immigration (43.8%).
Lead Charges in Cases Handled
The lead charge with the most cases disposed of by Judge F. Dennis Saylor, IV for the past five years was "08 USC 1326 - Reentry of deported alien". It accounted for 62.5% of all cases.
Other lead charges with substantial numbers of cases that were disposed by Judge F. Dennis Saylor, IV over the past five years were: "18 USC 2252 - Material involving sexual exploitation of minors" (18.8%), "08 USC 1324 - Bringing in and harboring certain aliens" (6.3%), "18 USC 2252A - Activity relating material constituting/containing chil" (6.3%), "Other US Code Section" (6.3%).
Lead Charge Judge District US 08 USC 1326 - Reentry of deported alien 62.5% 52.3% 49.9% More 18 USC 2252 - Material involving sexual exploitation of minors 18.8% 6.4% 2.4% 08 USC 1324 - Bringing in and harboring certain aliens 6.3% 3.5% 6.0% 18 USC 2252A - Activity relating material constituting/containing chil 6.3% 0.7% 0.5% Other US Code Section 6.3% 1.4% 0.1%
Table 3: Composition of Cases for the Past Five Years (Top 10)
Number of Defendants in Judge F. Dennis Saylor, IV's Cases