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United States v. Moore

July 20, 2006

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA PLAINTIFF
v.
BOBBY JOE MOORE DEFENDANT



ORDER

Attached to this order is a letter from the defendant postmarked July 13th and received by the Court on July 17th in which he requests jail credit.

The following excerpt from the case of United States v. Pardue, 363 F.3d 695, 699 (8th Cir. 2004), explains why the Court cannot grant defendant the relief he requests:

Second, Pardue claims the district court should have given him credit for time served under 18 U.S.C. § 3585(b). Indeed, section 3585(b) calls for a defendant to be given such credit. However, this determination, as the district court correctly observed, is properly left to the Bureau of Prisons. United States v. Iversen, 90 F.3d 1340, 1344-45 (8th Cir. 1996) (noting the district court did not have authority under 18 U.S.C. § 3585(b) to credit the defendant for time spent in home detention during a previous sentence, and such a claim should first be presented to the Bureau of Prisons). A district court cannot apply section 3585(b) when sentencing, because computing "the credit must occur after the defendant begins his sentence." United States v. Wilson, 503 U.S. 329, 333, 112 S.Ct. 1351, 117 L.Ed.2d 593 (1992). Administrative procedures exist within the Bureau of Prisons to review the Bureau's failure to credit the time Pardue has served, should such occur. See Rogers v. United States, 180 F.3d 349, 358 (1st Cir. 1999) ("Once administrative remedies are exhausted, prisoners may then seek judicial review of any jail-time credit determination, by filing a habeas petition under 28 U.S.C. § 2241.") (citing Wilson, 503 U.S. at 335, 112 S.Ct. 1351; 28 C.F.R. §§ 542.10-542.16). The district court correctly left this credit calculation for time served issue to the Bureau of Prisons.

IT IS SO ORDERED this 20th day of July, 2006.

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