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Experience:  Numerous criminal trials ranging from traffic to murder, practicing Criminal Law for 20+ years.
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My husband was sentenced to 12 months and 1 day in federal

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My husband was sentenced to 12 months and 1 day in federal prison. His counselor told him that because of the 1 day, he would likely only do 9 months. Will he do any of that time at a halfway house or will he likely do the whole 9 months at the prison camp?

JD 1992 :

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JD 1992 :

Normally in federal prisons the entire time is done at the prison itself although that isn't an absolute rule.

Customer:

ok

JD 1992 :

Occasionally they will allow someone to go to a halfway house for some kind of treatment but their rules are so stringent there that it isn't really much different than being in the prison facility.

Customer:

can an inmate request to go toa halfway house at any point?

JD 1992 :

As a practical matter a request to be transferred to a halfway house isn't really considered by the system.

JD 1992 :

The federal system is much more rigid that the state systems.

Customer:

ok, thanks for your help

JD 1992 :

You're very welcome and best wishes to you and him!

JD 1992 :

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Customer:

ok thanks

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