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Federal Work Release Statute Creates No Liberty Interest

A federal statute, 18 U.S.C. 3624, providing that prisoners will "to the extent practicable" receive some reasonable period of halfway house or home confinement before expiration of their sentences, does not create a liberty interest. The statute is not "explicitly mandatory" and does not contain "specified substantive predicates" as required by Hewitt; at most it sets forth a general policy. Sandin is not cited. See: Gambino v. Gerlinski, 96 F.Supp.2d 456 (M.D.Pa. 2000).

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