Pretrial

Good Advise for those Entering Federal Prison

In an article posted Thursday by former Missouri state senator Jeff Smith, a set of tips for entering federal prison were laid out. The article was written to former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojavich on his impending report to federal prison. These tips are seem very remedial to those that have been inside federal prison, they …

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Update: Fricosu, The 10th Circuit, and the 5th Amendment

U.S. v. Fricosu 2/23/12 – As we previously discussed in this post, the government wants to force the defendant in the above-titled case to turn over an unencrypted hard drive that may or may not have incriminating evidence in it. The district judge granted the governments motion to force the defendant to supply the hard …

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Federal Pretrial Primer 2: Pleas, Sentencing and Designation

This is the second of three articles written by the prison consulting firm PCR Consultants which deals with the federal pretrial phase of an inmate’s federal prison experience. Here we’ll look at what you can expect, how you’re odds are for beating an indictment, and how you can help yourself before leaving for prison. The …

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