18 U.S. Code § 751. Prisoners in custody of institution or officer
Mandatory provision as to separate sentences and order of service was omitted in order to permit court to exercise discretion as to whether sentences should be concurrent or consecutive and to obviate administration problems in enforcement of section.
Words “or employee” were inserted to remove ambiguity as to scope of section.
Reference to “custody or confinement is for extradition” was inserted to avoid possible ambiguity.
Changes were made in phraseology and arrangement.
1994—Pub. L. 103–322 substituted “fined under this title” for “fined not more than $5,000” after “any offense, be” and for “fined not more than $1,000” after “conviction, be” in subsec. (a) and substituted “fined under this title” for “fined not more than $1,000” in subsec. (b).
1988—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 100–690 inserted “, or for exclusion or expulsion proceedings under the immigration laws,” after “extradition”.
1965—Pub. L. 89–176 inserted “or facility” after “institution”.
1963—Pub. L. 88–251 designated existing provisions as subsec. (a) and added subsec. (b).
Words “magistrate judge” substituted for “magistrate” in subsecs. (a) and (b) pursuant to section 321 of Pub. L. 101–650, set out as a note under section 631 of Title 28, Judiciary and Judicial Procedure. Previously, “magistrate” substituted for “commissioner” pursuant to Pub. L. 90–578. See chapter 43 (§ 631 et seq.) of Title 28.
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