There has been no charges filled against the inmate but they were recently moved from the local county jail to a Federal Prison, is this legal?
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I agree with Mr. Wigell. Federal and state facilities often share space, and federal inmates may spend time in state facilities and vice versa.
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Feds give time credit for "in federal custody", and if the ultimate dispositon will turn federal, this could enable earning of federal time, assuming the inmate is not able to achieve a "not guilty" verdict.
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