Laws: Cases and Codes : U.S. Code : Title 18 : Section 1118


   
U.S. Code as of: 01/19/04
Section 1118. Murder by a Federal prisoner

      (a) Offense. - A person who, while confined in a Federal
    correctional institution under a sentence for a term of life
    imprisonment, commits the murder of another shall be punished by
    death or by life imprisonment.
      (b) Definitions. - In this section - 
        "Federal correctional institution" means any Federal prison,
      Federal correctional facility, Federal community program center,
      or Federal halfway house.
        "murder" means a first degree or second degree murder (as
      defined in section 1111).
        "term of life imprisonment" means a sentence for the term of
      natural life, a sentence commuted to natural life, an
      indeterminate term of a minimum of at least fifteen years and a
      maximum of life, or an unexecuted sentence of death.



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