Sec. 3141. Release and detention authority generally. 3142. Release or detention of a defendant pending trial. 3143. Release or detention of a defendant pending sentence or appeal. 3144. Release or detention of a material witness. 3145. Review and appeal of a release or detention order. 3146. Penalty for failure to appear. 3147. Penalty for an offense committed while on release. 3148. Sanctions for violation of a release condition. 3149. Surrender of an offender by a surety. 3150. Applicability to a case removed from a State court. [3150a. Repealed.] 3151. Refund of forfeited bail. 3152. Establishment of pretrial services. 3153. Organization and administration of pretrial services. 3154. Functions and powers relating to pretrial services. 3155. Annual reports. 3156. Definitions.

1988—Pub. L. 100–690, title VII, § 7084(b),Nov. 18, 1988, 102 Stat. 4408, added item 3151.
1984—Pub. L. 98–473, title II, § 203(e),Oct. 12, 1984, 98 Stat. 1985, inserted “AND DETENTION PENDING JUDICIAL PROCEEDING” in chapter heading, added new items 3141 to 3150, and struck out former items 3141 to 3151 as follows: item 3141 “Power of courts and magistrates”, item 3142 “Surrender by bail”, item 3143 “Additional bail”, item 3144 “Cases removed from State courts”, item 3145 “Parties and witnesses—Rule”, item 3146 “Release in noncapital cases prior to trial”, item 3147 “Appeal from conditions of release”, item 3148 “Release in capital cases or after conviction”, item 3149 “Release of material witnesses”, item 3150 “Penalties for failure to appear”, item 3150a “Refund of forfeited bail”, item 3151 “Contempt”.
1982—Pub. L. 97–267, § 6,Sept. 27, 1982, 96 Stat. 1138, struck out “agencies” after “services” in item 3152, substituted “and administration of pretrial services” for “of pretrial services agencies” in item 3153, “relating to pretrial services” for “of pretrial services agencies” in item 3154, and “Annual reports” for “Report to Congress” in item 3155.
Pub. L. 97–258, § 2(d)(3)(A),Sept. 13, 1982, 96 Stat. 1058, added item 3150a.
1975—Pub. L. 93–619, title II, § 202,Jan. 3, 1975, 88 Stat. 2089, added items 3153 to 3156, and in item 3152, substituted “Establishment of Pretrial Services Agencies” for “Definitions”.
1966—Pub. L. 89–465, §§ 3(b), 5 (e)(1),June 22, 1966, 80 Stat. 216, 217, substituted “RELEASE” for “BAIL” in chapter heading and “Release in noncapital cases prior to trial” for “Jumping Bail” in item 3146, and added items 3147 to 3152.
1954—Act Aug. 20, 1954, ch. 772, § 2,68 Stat. 748, added item 3146.

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