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prison-1431136-sChicago – the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals Addresses Probation and Supervised Release Revocation Hearings and Hearsay

Defendant Keith D. Jordan, United States v. Jordan, (No. 13-1488 January 28, 2014) was sentenced to federal prison, released and began serving his three years of supervised release on June 28, 2011.  The conditions of his supervised release included that he could not leave the judicial district without permission, associate with a felon or a person engaged in criminal activity, commit a crime, and report any arrest or questioning by law enforcement within 72 hours.  Sometime after being placed on supervised release, Defendant was arrested in Texas and charged with marijuana possession.  On December 7, 2012, the probation officer filed a petition to revoke Jordan’s supervised release alleging four violations.  First, that he left the judicial district without permission, second, that he associated with a felon, third that he committed a new offense, that being possession of 30 pounds of marijuana, and fourth that he failed to report his arrest in 72 hours.

The Federal Sentencing Guidelines categorizes violations of supervised release based on the seriousness of the violation as Grades A, B, or C, with A being the most serious.  Continue reading