Judge F. Dennis Saylor, IV
September 2012: Average Prison Sentence
District Court - Massachusetts
Referring Agency: Federal Bureau of Investigation
Program Area: Other
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 31.8 months, when looking only at cases referred by the Federal Bureau of Investigation falling under the broad category of "Other". During the current fiscal year, Judge F. Dennis Saylor, IV has sentenced 4 defendants compared with 4 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 40.2 months. This was 50.6% lower than the 81.4 months typical in Massachusetts and 59.7% lower than the 99.9 months average prison sentence for the nation. Judge F. Dennis Saylor, IV sentenced 17 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 44.2 months to 158.4 months, putting Judge Saylor's average prison sentence of 40.2 months at the lower end of the range. The average prison sentence for the whole District of Massachusetts during that time was 81.4 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
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 "18 USC 2252 - Material involving sexual exploitation of minors". It accounted for 70.6% 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 1791 - Providing or possessing contraband in prison" (11.8%), "18 USC 113 - Assaults within maritime and territorial jurisdictions" (5.9%), "18 USC 1955 - Prohibition of illegal gambling businesses" (5.9%), "18 USC 2113 - Bank robbery and incidental crimes" (5.9%).
Lead Charge Judge District US 18 USC 2252 - Material involving sexual exploitation of minors 70.6% 25.0% 14.6% More 18 USC 1791 - Providing or possessing contraband in prison 11.8% 1.6% 1.7% 18 USC 113 - Assaults within maritime and territorial jurisdictions 5.9% 0.8% 6.5% 18 USC 1955 - Prohibition of illegal gambling businesses 5.9% 1.6% 0.3% 18 USC 2113 - Bank robbery and incidental crimes 5.9% 52.3% 32.0%
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 37.00 02/27/12 Project Safe Childhood Details 2 1 30.00 02/10/12 Project Safe Childhood Details 3 1 57.00 02/01/12 Bank Robbery Details 4 1 3.00 01/06/12 Project Safe Childhood Details
Table 3: Individual Cases and Defendants Disposed of in Current Fiscal Year