Judge F. Dennis Saylor, IV
September 2012: Median Prison Sentence
District Court - Massachusetts
Referring Agency: Department of Homeland Security Immigration and Customs Enforcement
Lead Charge: 08 USC 1326 - Reentry of deported alien
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 median prison sentence was 33.0 months, when looking only at cases referred by the Department of Homeland Security Immigration and Customs Enforcement with a lead charge of "08 USC 1326 - Reentry of deported alien". During the current fiscal year, Judge F. Dennis Saylor, IV 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 Saylor was 39.5 months. This was 49.1% higher than the 26.5 months typical in Massachusetts and 163.3% higher than the 15.0 months median prison sentence for the nation. Judge F. Dennis Saylor, IV sentenced 10 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. Median prison sentence numbers passed down for those judges ranged from 3.0 months to 41.0 months, putting Judge Saylor's median prison sentence of 39.5 months at the higher end of the range. The median prison sentence for the whole District of Massachusetts during that time was 26.5 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 Immigration accounting for 60.0% 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: Other (40.0%).
Number of Defendants in Judge F. Dennis Saylor, IV's Cases