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Reduced sentence results in longer incarceration (access required)

Although a public defender won reduction of a defendant’s sentence for firearm possession, the result was a loss of good-time credit that extended his client’s projected release date. Neither  Fed. R. Civ. P. 59(e) or 60 provide a basis for the court to change that “error.” Background The defendant was sentenced by this court on June 23, ...