Judge Reggie B. Walton
September 2012: Average Prison Sentence

District Court - Washington, D.C.
Referring Agency: Federal Bureau of Investigation
Program Area: Narcotics/Drugs

Show Details   Judge Compared
To District
To U.S.
Latest Fiscal Year 400.0 - -
Previous Fiscal Year 60.0 - -
Past 5 Years 209.6 63.0% 135%
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 Reggie B. Walton in the District of Washington, D.C., the average prison sentence was 400.0 months, when looking only at cases referred by the Federal Bureau of Investigation falling under the broad category of "Narcotics/Drugs". During the current fiscal year, Judge Reggie B. Walton has sentenced 3 defendants compared with 2 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 Walton was 209.6 months. This was 63.0% higher than the 128.6 months typical in Washington, D.C. and 135.5% higher than the 89.0 months average prison sentence for the nation. Judge Reggie B. Walton sentenced 14 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 Walton'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 Washington, D.C. with information on convictions during that period. Average prison sentence numbers passed down for those judges ranged from 0.0 months to 438.0 months, putting Judge Walton's average prison sentence of 209.6 months at the higher end of the range. The average prison sentence for the whole District of Washington, D.C. during that time was 128.6 months.

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Figure 2: Detailed Comparison among Judges for the District of Washington, D.C.

Professional Biography

Born 1949 in North Charleroi, PA

Federal Judicial Service
Judge, U. S. District Court for the District of Columbia

Nominated by George W. Bush on , to a seat vacated by Stanley Sporkin; Confirmed by the Senate on September 21, 2001, and received commission on September 24, 2001.

West Virginia State College, B.A., 1971
American University Washington College of Law, J.D., 1974

Professional Career:
Staff attorney, Defender Association of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1974-1976
Assistant U.S. attorney and executive assistant U.S. attorney, District of Columbia, 1976-1981
Associate judge, Superior Court of the District of Columbia, 1981-1989
Associate director, Office of National Drug Control Policy, 1989-1991
Senior White House Advisor for Crime, Executive Office of the President, 1991
Associate judge, Superior Court of the District of Columbia, 1991-2001

Lead Charges in Cases Handled

The lead charge with the most cases disposed of by Judge Reggie B. Walton for the past five years was "21 USC 846 - Attempt and conspiracy". It accounted for 85.7% of all cases.

Other lead charges with substantial numbers of cases that were disposed by Judge Reggie B. Walton over the past five years were: "21 USC 841 - Drug Abuse Prevention & Control-Prohibited acts A" (14.3%).

Lead Charge Judge District US  
21 USC 846 - Attempt and conspiracy 85.7% 65.0% 45.0% More
21 USC 841 - Drug Abuse Prevention & Control-Prohibited acts A 14.3% 22.5% 44.8%  

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

Number of Defendants in Judge Reggie B. Walton's Cases

Case Def. Sentence (Months) Sentencing Date Program Category  
1 2 0.00 08/05/12 Drugs-Organized Crime Task Force Details
1 1 1200.00 12/02/11 Drugs-Organized Crime Task Force Details
2 1 0.00 11/29/11 Drugs-Drug Trafficking Details

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