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December 10, 2004

The recent BOP memo on Booker and Fanfan

With thanks to a reader for sending the link, you can now access the Bureau of Prisons memo sent to all federal prisons last week. 

Previously discussed here and here, this two-page memo provides "talking points" and other advice for sharing information with prisoners in anticipation of an imminent decision in Booker and Fanfan.  The memo is an interesting read, and it reflects well on BOP's efforts to ensure federal prisoners have, in the words of the memo, "timely and accurate information" concerning "what is likely to be a very complicated decision."

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By mentioning no less than three times that a prisoner must petition the court in order to get a review of his/her sentence, this memo should inevitably have the effect of encouraging habeas petitions.
While these claims, I am sure, will mostly be unsuccessful (as previous posting in this blog have shown), it may largely be because courts fear "too much justice.”

Posted by: DEJ | Dec 10, 2004 12:42:14 PM

i am a formal bureau of
prisons correctinal officer.
how much longer before the
decsion, and if it is
unconstitutinal they how can
it not be retroactive,
unconstitutinal is
unconstitutnal. how long
after the judgment how long
does appeal take.

Posted by: johnny jones | Dec 10, 2004 10:24:42 PM

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