The 2020 Minnesota Sentencing Guidelines and Commentary are effective for crimes committed on or after August 1, 2020. The 2020 Minnesota Sentencing Guidelines and Commentary, sentencing grids, and adopted modifications are available here.
MSGC staff operations are continuing during the current peacetime emergency. While you may notice some changes in our response to you because of teleworking, our goal is to provide you with a near-normal level of service. You may expect changes in how, or whether, we conduct our public meetings. We will post updates on our meetings page as they become available.
MN Sentencing Guidelines and Commentary
For the most current Minnesota Sentencing Guidelines and Commentary, visit our Guidelines page. Previous years' Guidelines can be found on the Archive page, for general information about the Guidelines, click here.
Sentencing Practices Data Reports
Many sentencing practices data reports are now available. For these reports and others, please visit our reports page.
For information regarding meetings of the Minnesota Sentencing Guidelines Commission, please visit our meetings page.
Guidelines Training and Assistance
For training materials, please visit our Guidelines Assistance page. You can also email us directly at email@example.com. Contact Linda McBrayer to inquire about scheduling a training.
The Minnesota Sentencing Guidelines Commission is an ongoing policy-making body created to develop and maintain a model for rational and consistent sentencing standards that promote public safety and reduce disparity in sentencing practices throughout the state. More information about the Commission can be found in the About MSGC section below.