Seventh Circuit Holds That District Court Can Order Defendant to Remain in the District as a Supervised Release Condition

The Defendant plead guilty and was sentenced to a prison term for cocaine distribution related offenses. Among the objections made to the Probation Office’s Pre-Sentence Investigation report was a condition that the defendant, while on federal supervised release, remain in the jurisdiction and not leave the federal district where he is being supervised without permission either from probation or the court.

The Seventh Circuit held that this geographic location restriction is within the judge’s discretion. They also remanded the case for a clerical error to have the court order barring the defendant from consuming excessive alcohol to define excessive.

The case is United States vs. Odell Givens.

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