United States of America, Plaintiff-appellee, v. Harold Delano Hagins, Defendant-appellant, 451 F.2d 359 (5th Cir. 1971)

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US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit - 451 F.2d 359 (5th Cir. 1971) Nov. 22, 1971

Andrew J. MacMaster, Dallas, Tex. (Court Appointed), for defendant-appellant.

Eldon B. Mahon, U. S. Atty., Charles D. Cabaniss, Asst. U. S. Atty., Dallas, Tex., for plaintiff-appellee.

Before WISDOM, COLEMAN and SIMPSON, Circuit Judges.


In this case the District Court denied the letter motions of the prisoner, Harold D. Hagins, for modification or reduction of a two months sentence for escape from the Federal Correctional Institution, Seagoville, Texas.

The motions, on their face, appealed only to the sound discretion of the sentencing court. The appropriate exercise of that discretion will not be disturbed on appeal.



Rule 18, 5th Cir.; See Isbell Enterprises, Inc. v. Citizens Casualty Co. of New York et al., 5 Cir., 1970, 431 F.2d 409, Part I