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Subject: Sentencing questions
Reception & Diagnostic Center (RDC) is where an inmate is first processed for their sentence in state prison. The intake process includes full medical, psychological, educational, and vocational examinations. This could take a couple of weeks to several months depending on the inmate, their sentence length, previous criminal history, current behavior, and bed space at their designated location where they will be housed for the balance of their sentence.
Subject: Sentencing questions
It is not common, but it happens more than you could imagine. Sentencing is a slippery slope for a defendant with "prior bad acts" as they can be used against you at sentencing. These acts might be alleged in the past but went unprosecuted. If there is some record of an investigation that went nowhere or a deposition that contained facts that were never prosecuted. The defendant's life history is contained in a Sentencing Memorandum that is filed with the Court....
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Subject: Sentencing questions
Second time in, absolutely no parole. He will do 85% of his sentence this time.
Subject: Sentencing questions
There is a sentencing date that can be obtained by contacting the Clerk of the Court of the county where they caught their charge. There are sentencing memorandums that both sides submit to the Court for sentencing recommendations. There are mandatory minimums that the judge has to consider, but nothing is known until the judge sets the sentence.
Subject: Sentencing questions
if he committed a crime in that state, he will do his time in that state, that is the law. he is FORCING them to keep him locked up because of what he did, not what they did
Subject: Sentencing questions
You can contact the Clerf of the Court in the jurisdiction where they were prosecuted and convicted. Ask to see the "Judgement and Commitment Order". This is where the lawyers go to get their documents filed and research the filings in the case. There might be a nominal fee to print out any information you are requesting.
Subject: Sentencing questions
There is more than one penal facility in Leavenworth (county, federal and military). The federal side has two separate facilities for different custody levels. The satellite prison camp is adjacent to the US Penitentiary and is by far a better location to have to do time.
Subject: Sentencing questions
He will do 85% of the 60 months (51 months). Every hour spent in confinement will go towards fulfilling this commitment order no matter the facility he's held in. 
Subject: Sentencing questions
This is not a good scenario. The DUI could cost him a lot more time behind the wall, probably not "life", but if there were any injuries or property damage it could be significant time.
Subject: Sentencing questions
Possession of a controlled substance less than 1 gram is a state jail felony with a punishment range of 6 months to 2 years state jail (no parole from state jail) and a fine of up to $10,000. Due to the overwhelming number of state jail dope cases, the law requires probation in many cases.