Judge Reggie B. Walton
September 2012: Median Prison Sentence
District Court - Washington, D.C.
Lead Charge: 21 USC 841 - Drug Abuse Prevention & Control-Prohibited acts A
Program Area: Narcotics/Drugs
For all cases disposed of in the current fiscal year (2012) that were credited to Judge Reggie B. Walton in the District of Washington, D.C., the median prison sentence was 0.0 months, when looking only at cases with a lead charge of "21 USC 841 - Drug Abuse Prevention & Control-Prohibited acts A" falling under the broad category of "Narcotics/Drugs". During the current fiscal year, Judge Reggie B. Walton has sentenced one defendant compared with 4 defendants during the twelve months of the previous fiscal year.
Over the last five years, the median prison sentence imposed on defendants that were credited to Judge Walton was 70.0 months. This was 45.8% higher than the 48.0 months typical in Washington, D.C. and 37.3% higher than the 51.0 months median prison sentence for the nation. Judge Reggie B. Walton sentenced 13 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 Walton'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 13 other judges in the District of Washington, D.C. with information on convictions during that period. Median prison sentence numbers passed down for those judges ranged from 33.0 months to 78.0 months, putting Judge Walton's median prison sentence of 70.0 months at the higher end of the range. The median prison sentence for the whole District of Washington, D.C. during that time was 48.0 months.
Born 1949 in North Charleroi, PA
Federal Judicial Service
Judge, U. S. District Court for the District of Columbia
Nominated by George W. Bush on , to a seat vacated by Stanley Sporkin; Confirmed by the Senate on September 21, 2001, and received commission on September 24, 2001.
West Virginia State College, B.A., 1971
American University Washington College of Law, J.D., 1974
Staff attorney, Defender Association of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1974-1976
Assistant U.S. attorney and executive assistant U.S. attorney, District of Columbia, 1976-1981
Associate judge, Superior Court of the District of Columbia, 1981-1989
Associate director, Office of National Drug Control Policy, 1989-1991
Senior White House Advisor for Crime, Executive Office of the President, 1991
Associate judge, Superior Court of the District of Columbia, 1991-2001
Lead Investigative Agencies in Cases Handled
The lead investigative agency that referred cases disposed of by Judge Reggie B. Walton for the past five years was the Other - District of Columbia. It accounted for 46.2% of all cases.
Other agencies with substantial numbers of cases that were disposed by Judge Reggie B. Walton over the past five years were: Other (30.8%), Justice - Federal Bureau of Investigation (15.4%), Justice - Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (formerly Treasury) (7.7%).
Agency Judge District US Other - District of Columbia 46.2% 70.1% 0.7% Other 30.8% 10.4% 2.7% Justice - Federal Bureau of Investigation 15.4% 7.5% 10.0% Justice - Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (formerly Treasury) 7.7% 5.0% 6.5%
Table 2: Composition of Cases for the Past Five Years (Top 10)
Number of Defendants in Judge Reggie B. Walton's Cases