The Maryland State Commission on Criminal Sentencing Policy (MSCCSP) was created to support fair and proportional sentencing policy, increase equity in criminal sentencing practice, and to promote increased visibility and aid public understanding of the sentencing process. The MSCCSP is responsible for oversight of the state's voluntary sentencing guidelines, collecting sentencing guidelines worksheets, maintaining the sentencing guidelines database, monitoring circuit court sentencing practice, adopting changes to the guidelines consistent with legislative intent when necessary, and providing training and orientation to criminal justice practitioners who apply the sentencing guidelines.


March 16, 2018 - Updated 1:10 pm

MAGS access has now been restored for court personnel users whose logins are authenticated through the JIS active directory. This includes court personnel users in Allegany, Calvert, Caroline, Cecil, Charles, Dorchester, Frederick, Garrett, Harford, Kent, Queen Anne's, St. Mary's, Somerset, Talbot and Washington counties. We appreciate your patience and apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.

February 1, 2018

The MSCCSP released an updated version (6.0) of the Maryland Automated Guidelines System (MAGS). What's New in MAGS 6.0 provides a detailed description of these updates.