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CITE

    18 USC Sec. 1118                                            01/05/2009

EXPCITE

    TITLE 18 - CRIMES AND CRIMINAL PROCEDURE
    PART I - CRIMES
    CHAPTER 51 - HOMICIDE

HEAD

    Sec. 1118. Murder by a Federal prisoner

STATUTE

      (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.

SOURCE

    (Added Pub. L. 103-322, title VI, Sec. 60005(a), Sept. 13, 1994,
    108 Stat. 1970.)

CODIFICATION

      Another section 1118 was renumbered section 1122 of this title.
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