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In re: United States Bureau of Prisons

Federal law requires certain time spent in state detention to count against federal prison sentences. So that’s how federal prison officials count, and they release inmates accordingly. Can a judge sanction prison officials for that? Quoth the Fifth Circuit: “Threatening government officials with individual contempt sanctions for complying with federal law … is a clear abuse of discretion.”


Tags: 2019, Fifth Circuit, Prison, Sentencing

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