Judge F. Dennis Saylor, IV
September 2012: Average Prison Sentence

District Court - Massachusetts
Referring Agency: Drug Enforcement Administration
Program Area: Narcotics/Drugs

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To District
To U.S.
Latest Fiscal Year 79.2 - -
Previous Fiscal Year 79.7 48.3% 13.5%
Past 5 Years 84.8 20.7% 10.6%
Percent not reported where cases too few to provide
meaningful comparison.

Table 1: Current and 5 Year
Average Prison Sentence Comparison

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 79.2 months, when looking only at cases referred by the Drug Enforcement Administration falling under the broad category of "Narcotics/Drugs". During the current fiscal year, Judge F. Dennis Saylor, IV has sentenced 5 defendants compared with 24 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 84.8 months. This was 20.7% higher than the 70.2 months typical in Massachusetts and 10.6% higher than the 76.7 months average prison sentence for the nation. Judge F. Dennis Saylor, IV sentenced 65 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.)

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Figure 1: Five Year Comparison of Average Prison Sentence
in Months

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 41.4 months to 110.9 months, putting Judge Saylor's average prison sentence of 84.8 months at the higher end of the range. The average prison sentence for the whole District of Massachusetts during that time was 70.2 months.

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Figure 2: Detailed Comparison among Judges for the District of Massachusetts

Professional Biography

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

Professional Career:
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

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 "21 USC 841 - Drug Abuse Prevention & Control-Prohibited acts A". It accounted for 56.9% 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: "21 USC 846 - Attempt and conspiracy" (43.1%).

Lead Charge Judge District US  
21 USC 841 - Drug Abuse Prevention & Control-Prohibited acts A 56.9% 52.7% 52.2% More
21 USC 846 - Attempt and conspiracy 43.1% 37.1% 42.8% More

Table 2: Composition of Cases for the Past Five Years (Top 10)

Number of Defendants in Judge F. Dennis Saylor, IV's Cases

Case Def. Sentence (Months) Sentencing Date Program Category  
1 1 240.00 12/12/11 Drugs-Drug Trafficking Details
2 1 0.01 11/29/11 Drugs-Drug Trafficking Details
2 2 0.00 11/22/11 Drugs-Drug Trafficking Details
2 3 0.00 11/22/11 Drugs-Drug Trafficking Details
3 1 156.00 11/22/11 Drugs-Organized Crime Task Force Details

Table 3: Individual Cases and Defendants Disposed of in Current Fiscal Year