Judge Rosemary M. Collyer
September 2012: Average Prison Sentence
District Court - Washington, D.C.
Referring Agency: District of Columbia
Lead Charge: 21 USC 841 - Drug Abuse Prevention & Control-Prohibited acts A
Program Area: Narcotics/Drugs
For all cases disposed of in the current fiscal year (2012) that were credited to Judge Rosemary M. Collyer in the District of Washington, D.C., the average prison sentence was 48.0 months, when looking only at cases referred by the District of Columbia with a lead charge of "21 USC 841 - Drug Abuse Prevention & Control-Prohibited acts A" falling under the broad category of "Narcotics/Drugs". During the current fiscal year, Judge Rosemary M. Collyer has sentenced one defendant compared with 3 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 Collyer was 58.6 months. This was 0.7% lower than the 59.1 months typical in Washington, D.C. and 31.7% lower than the 85.9 months average prison sentence for the nation. Judge Rosemary M. Collyer sentenced 11 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 Collyer'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 13 other judges in the District of Washington, D.C. with information on convictions during that period. Average prison sentence numbers passed down for those judges ranged from 39.9 months to 103.8 months, putting Judge Collyer's average prison sentence of 58.6 months at the lower end of the range. The average prison sentence for the whole District of Washington, D.C. during that time was 59.1 months.
Born 1945 in Port Chester, MD
Federal Judicial Service
Judge, U. S. District Court for the District of Columbia
Nominated by George W. Bush on , to a seat vacated by Thomas Penfield Jackson; Confirmed by the Senate on November 14, 2002, and received commission on November 15, 2002.
Trinity College, B.A., 1968
University of Denver College of Law, J.D., 1977
Private practice, Colorado, 1977-1981
Chairman, Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission, 1981-1984
General counsel, National Labor Relations Board, 1984-1989
Private practice, Washington, DC, 1989-2002
Number of Defendants in Judge Rosemary M. Collyer's Cases