PREPARATION OF REPORTS ON CONVICTED PRISONERS FOR THE
All United States Attorneys, Assistant United States Attorneys, and
Criminal Division Attorneys are required to prepare a Form 792 "Report on
Convicted Prisoners by United States Attorney" in all cases in which a
defendant has been sentenced to a prison term in excess of one year for an
offense committed prior to November 1, 1987. Defendants who commit offenses
on or after that date are to be sentenced pursuant to the sentencing
guidelines promulgated by the United States Sentencing Commission and are
not eligible for parole.
As soon as the defendant has been sentenced, the completed Form 792
should be submitted to the Chief Executive Officer of the institution to
which the defendant will be committed. The Parole Commission should be fully
informed of aggravating and mitigating factors surrounding each offense.
All prosecuting attorneys should take into consideration the Parole
Commission's guidelines (contained in 28 C.F.R. § 2.20), both in
plea negotiations and in completing the Form 792. See the
Criminal Resource Manual at 729
instructions regarding completion of the form, and
730 for the form itself.