TITLE 18 - CRIMES AND CRIMINAL PROCEDURE
PART I - CRIMES
CHAPTER 51 - HOMICIDE
Sec. 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.
(Added Pub. L. 103-322, title VI, Sec. 60005(a), Sept. 13, 1994,
108 Stat. 1970.)
Another section 1118 was renumbered section 1122 of this title.
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