Judge Susan Webber Wright
September 2012: Average Prison Sentence
District Court - Arkansas East
Referring Agency: Drug Enforcement Administration
Program Area: Withheld by Govt from TRAC
Judge Susan Webber Wright's service terminated on December 1, 1990, due to statutory reassignment of judg. Judge Susan Webber Wright didn't dispose of any cases in the Eastern District of Arkansas in the current fiscal year (2012) and disposed of 4 cases in the previous year.
Over the last five years, the average prison sentence imposed on defendants that were credited to Judge Wright was 56.8 months. This was 37.6% lower than the 90.9 months typical in Arkansas East and 36.0% lower than the 88.7 months average prison sentence for the nation. Judge Susan Webber Wright sentenced 20 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 Wright'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 5 other judges in the Eastern District of Arkansas with information on convictions during that period. Average prison sentence numbers passed down for those judges ranged from 39.6 months to 184.7 months, putting Judge Wright's average prison sentence of 56.8 months at the lower end of the range. The average prison sentence for the whole Eastern District of Arkansas during that time was 90.9 months.
Born 1948 in Texarkana, AR
Federal Judicial Service
Judge, U. S. District Court, Western District of Arkansas
Nominated by George H.W. Bush on September 21, 1989, to a seat vacated by Elsijane Trimble Roy; Confirmed by the Senate on January 23, 1990, and received commission on January 24, 1990. Service terminated on December 1, 1990, due to statutory reassignment of judges.
Judge, U. S. District Court, Eastern District of Arkansas
Nominated by George H.W. Bush on September 21, 1989, to a seat vacated by Elsijane Trimble Roy; Confirmed by the Senate on January 23, 1990, and received commission on January 24, 1990. Served as chief judge, 1998-2005.
Randolph-Macon Woman's College, B.A., 1970
University of Arkansas at Fayetteville, M.P.A., 1973
University of Arkansas at Fayetteville School of Law, J.D., 1975
Law clerk, Hon. J. Smith Henley, U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit, 1975-1976
Faculty, University of Arkansas at Little Rock School of Law, 1976-1990
Assistant professor and assistant dean, 1976-1978
Associate professor, 1980-1983
Research assistant, Arkansas Constitutional Convention, 1979
Visiting assistant professor, University of Arkansas at Fayetteville School of Law, 1980
Visiting associate professor, Ohio State University College of Law, 1981
Visiting associate professor, Louisiana State University Law Center, 1982-1983
Lead Charges in Cases Handled
The lead charge with the most cases disposed of by Judge Susan Webber Wright for the past five years was "Withheld by govt from TRAC (FOIA challenge pending)". It accounted for 100.0% of all cases.
Lead Charge Judge District US Not specified 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% More
Table 2: Composition of Cases for the Past Five Years (Top 10)
Number of Defendants in Judge Susan Webber Wright's Cases
Judge Susan Webber Wright didn't handle any convictions of this type in the current fiscal year 2012.