451 F2d 359 United States v. Hagins

451 F.2d 359

UNITED STATES of America, Plaintiff-Appellee,
Harold Delano HAGINS, Defendant-Appellant.

No. 71-2334 Summary Calendar.*

United States Court of Appeals,
Fifth Circuit.

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.


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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