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

District Court - Massachusetts
Referring Agency: Drug Enforcement Administration
Lead Charge: 21 USC 841 - Drug Abuse Prevention & Control-Prohibited acts A

Show Details   Judge Compared
To District
To U.S.
Latest Fiscal Year - - -
Previous Fiscal Year 66.2 18.6% -3.1%
Past 5 Years 83.3 34.3% 14.1%
Percent not reported where cases too few to provide
meaningful comparison.

Table 1: Current and 5 Year
Average Prison Sentence Comparison

Judge F. Dennis Saylor, IV didn't dispose of any cases in the District of Massachusetts in the current fiscal year (2012) and disposed of 18 cases in the previous year.

Over the last five years, the average prison sentence imposed on defendants that were credited to Judge Saylor was 83.3 months. This was 34.3% higher than the 62.0 months typical in Massachusetts and 14.1% higher than the 73.0 months average prison sentence for the nation. Judge F. Dennis Saylor, IV sentenced 37 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 36.5 months to 150.0 months, putting Judge Saylor's average prison sentence of 83.3 months at the higher end of the range. The average prison sentence for the whole District of Massachusetts during that time was 62.0 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

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 Narcotics/Drugs accounting for 100.0% of cases.

Program Area Judge District US  
Narcotics/Drugs 100.0% 87.4% 98.5% More

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

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

Judge F. Dennis Saylor, IV didn't handle any convictions of this type in the current fiscal year 2012.