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Criminal – Sexually Dangerous Person – Civil Commitment – BOP Custody – Army Court-Martial (access required)

A defendant who was convicted and sentenced by U.S. Army court-martial but housed in a civilian prison as a “contractual boarder” is not eligible for civil commitment under 18 U.S.C. § 4248(a) as a “sexually dangerous person” because he was not in the “custody” of the Bureau of Prisons, the 4th Circuit says . Defendant was ...