Federal Prison: Community Corrections Center (CCC) Placement decisions in the Third and Eighth Circuits

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The Federal Bureau of Prisons can not limit Community Corrections Center Placement AKA Halfway House Placement to the last 10% of a federal inmates sentence in the 3rd and 8th Circuits, as ruled by both Circuit's of the U.S. Court of Appeals.

Community Corrections Center (CCC) Placement decisions in the Third and Eighth Circuits:

In the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit -Woodall v. Bureau of Prisons, 432 F.3d 235 (3d Cir. 2005) and the Eighth Circuit - Fults v. Sanders, 442 F.3d 1088 (8th Cir. 2006), a federal inmate challenged the lawfulness of the Bureau’s regulation which limits community corrections center placement to 10 percent of the sentence to be served, not to exceed 6 months. Both Circuits ruled it inappropriate for the Bureau to categorically limit CCC placements as provided in its federal regulation because it did not allow for full consideration of the factors provided in 18 U.S.C. Section 3621(b). Therefore, inmates in these circuits can once again be directly designated to CCCs and inmates in prisons in these circuit states can be transferred to CCCs in excess of the 10 percent provision.

The Third Circuit includes: Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware. The Eighth Circuit includes: Arkansas, Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North and South Dakota.

For more information on how to receive the maximum Community Custody Placement and other programs of the Federal Bureau of Prisons, please contact Federal Prison Consultants, LLC at 800.431.6258.


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