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Detainee can’t sidestep § 2225’s requirements (access required)

Where a detainee’s motion for compassionate release argued that his convictions and sentence were unlawful, his motion was denied. Because 28 U.S.C. § 2255 is the exclusive method of collaterally attacking a federal conviction or sentence, a criminal defendant is foreclosed from the use of another mechanism to sidestep § 2255’s requirements. Background While serving his federal ...