It is possible, if the Bureau of Prisons designates the state penal institution as the place where the federal sentence will be served. Read this memo from the Bureau of Prisons: http://www.bop.gov/news/ifss.pdf. Your boyfriend should spend a significant amount of time with his federal attorney discussing the realities of computing time in the State and Federal systems, and ask him, specifically how the two systems interact.
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Generally federal time is added at the end of a state sentence. If sentenced by the Feds first then the state time could run concurrently.
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Yes they can run concurrently but often do not. This seems. Like a simple yes or no but it is quite complex and depends on which soverign sentences first and the relationship between the underlying the charges. This is the perfect time to have a lawyer with a depth of experience in both courts
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It depends. If he's in custody, then it depends who has primary custody of him. If he was brought over from state custody on a federal writ for prosecution, then he's still in state custody and may serve all of his state time before he ever begins his fed time. If that's the case, he will need to request at sentencing that his state facility be designated as the place where he will serve his federal sentence.
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It depends upon who arrested him first. Generally, the sentence imposed by the court who has primary jurisdiction, (in his case, it sound like the the state) is served first. It has to be spelled out in the sentence. Be aware that under 18 U.S.C. § 3584(a), it is is not addressed, they will often run consecutively.