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Shank in Shoe is ‘Violent Crime’ (access required)

An inmate convicted of possessing contraband, after he was discovered with a shank in his shoe, can be sentenced as a career offender because possession of the shank qualified as a crime of violence under the federal sentencing guidelines, the 4th Circuit says. The trial court ruled “there is no passive possession of a weapon in ...

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