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November 10, 2007

Federal judge adds banishment as sentencing provision

According to this piece in the Boston Globe, a federal district judge included banishment in the set of sentencing terms imposed upon a set of drug dealers:

A federal judge sent a message to three reputed gang-bangers who pleaded guilty yesterday to dealing cocaine: Get out and stay out. 

In an unprecedented ruling, U.S. District Court Judge William Young told the three men who allegedly terrorized the Bromley-Heath projects in Jamaica Plain that after serving their prison sentences they would be banned from moving back to Boston for an additional 12 years, U.S. Attorney Michael Sullivan said yesterday. “We have never seen this happen before,” Sullivan said. “The judge was persuaded to separate them from the people they influence.”...

Young’s ruling to keep the three thugs out of Suffolk County for a dozen years after they are released from prison is meant to prevent them from returning here as crowned gang heroes....

Some related posts on other banishment sentences:

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