United States Probation

Opportunity After Federal Prison

The United States Attorney for the District of New Jersey had some interesting comments about community release after incarceration. Normally, the American standard of criminal justice involves putting away the bad guys, and little else. After that, the narrative on crime and punishment simply stops. Unfortunately for that narrative, and fortunately for defendants and inmates, …

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Support for Early Termination of Supervised Release

When asking a sentencing court to terminate a defendant’s supervision early, scoring points with objective facts is important. Many judges don’t see early termination as routine, and only grant these requests in rare cases. What can you do to change their mind? In part, convince judges that keeping you on supervision is expensive and dangerous. …

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Federal Supervised Release Conditions – Restrictions on Court Discretion

Federal Supervised Release Conditions Federal supervision is oftentimes misunderstood. What conditions can a court impose and what conditions are too much? This post is intended to clear the fog a bit using a case from Kentucky. This interesting case was decided by the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals earlier this year. In part, the appeals …

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