Month: April 2015

Federal Supervised Release is not Punishment

The Seventh Circuit on Federal Supervised Release A few years ago, the Seventh Circuit published an order clearly showing their views on the imposition and purpose of federal supervised release. That circuit is back at it again with an opinion regarding three separate cases, challenging their supervised release conditions. ((U.S. vs. Kappes, U.S. vs. Crisp, …

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AG Holder Remarks on Criminal Justice Reform

While United States Attorney General Eric Holder announced six months ago that he would be leaving his office, he is still serving and waiting for his replacement to be confirmed and take control of the US Department of Justice. In the meantime, he has not let up on his belief that criminal justice reform is …

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More Sentence Commutations By Obama This Week

Sentence Commutations for Drug Offenders Its a sad fact that Obama has pardoned and commuted less sentences in his presidency than any other president in modern American history. In a positive recent action, Obama issued 22 sentence commutations to federal inmates serving time for drug-related crimes. These 22 sentence commutations nearly double the number of …

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Convicted ex-Sen. Vince Fumo wants to end federal supervised release

The title of this post comes from this PennLive article about Vince Fumo. The original article from Philly.com details the corruption charges that landed Fumo in trouble, his prison sentence, and ensuing federal supervised release. He is now seeking early release from his federal supervised release by motioning the court through his attorney. He is …

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Federal Probation Violation Escalates Quickly

It Stated With A Federal Probation Violation White City, AL – A high-speed chase ended on Thursday, March 26th with the arrest of David Reynolds of Hanceville, Alabama. This, from a story posted by The Cullman Times before the weekend. Here’s how the story begins: “A high-speed chase ended in a crash south of Hanceville …

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