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Inmates’ rights under Speedy Trial Act were not violated (access required)

Although two state inmates who were federally indicted for coordinating a methamphetamine distribution ring from prison claimed their superseding indictment was filed more than 30 days after an arrest and thus violated the Speedy Trial Act, or STA, there is no violation as long as the original indictment was filed within the law’s 30-day window. Background This ...