Judge Reggie B. Walton
September 2012: Median Prison Sentence
District Court - Washington, D.C.
Referring Agency: District of Columbia
Lead Charge: Withheld by govt from TRAC (FOIA challenge pending)
Program Area: Withheld by Govt from TRAC
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 median prison sentence was 20.0 months, when looking only at cases referred by the District of Columbia with a lead charge of "Withheld by govt from TRAC (FOIA challenge pending)" falling under the broad category of "Withheld by Govt from TRAC". During the current fiscal year, Judge Reggie B. Walton has sentenced 4 defendants compared with 6 defendants during the twelve months of the previous fiscal year.
Over the last five years, the median prison sentence imposed on defendants that were credited to Judge Walton was 22.5 months. This was 52.1% lower than the 47.0 months typical in Washington, D.C. and 51.1% lower than the 46.0 months median prison sentence for the nation. Judge Reggie B. Walton sentenced 18 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 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 13 other judges in the District of Washington, D.C. with information on convictions during that period. Median prison sentence numbers passed down for those judges ranged from 0.0 months to 84.0 months, putting Judge Walton's median prison sentence of 22.5 months at the lower end of the range. The median prison sentence for the whole District of Washington, D.C. during that time was 47.0 months.
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
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
Number of Defendants in Judge Reggie B. Walton's Cases
Case Def. Sentence (Months) Sentencing Date Program Category 1 1 180.00 02/01/12 Withheld by Govt from TRAC (FOIA challenge pending) Details 2 1 40.00 01/27/12 Withheld by Govt from TRAC (FOIA challenge pending) Details 3 1 0.01 01/26/12 Withheld by Govt from TRAC (FOIA challenge pending) Details 4 1 0.00 11/02/11 Withheld by Govt from TRAC (FOIA challenge pending) Details
Table 2: Individual Cases and Defendants Disposed of in Current Fiscal Year