Us V Bailey 44 US 394 Case Analysis

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U.S. v. Bailey, 44 U.S. 394 (1980)
Facts of the Case: On the morning of August 26, 1976 Clifford Bailey and three other prisoners (James T. Cogdell, Ronald C. Cooley, and Ralph Walker) were at the District of Columbia Jail, where they removed a bar from the window and proceeded to use bedsheets that were knotted together in order to escape for one month to three and a half months out of custody (“United States v. Bailey Et Al”, 1980). This led to the violation of statute 18 U. S. C. § 751, which is about escaping the federal jurisdiction of custody from them. The escapees did not immediately turn themselves in, but did say that they did not do so because they were told, indirectly by who they claimed was the FBI, that they would be killed
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Every court case has a ruling, but not all who know of each ruling, agrees with each ruling. For some cases, there are dissenting opinions in the case from a justice. I disagree with the Court’s decision on U.S. v. Bailey, 44 U.S. 394 (1980). This is because of how they handled the case, since there was more to it than just escaping confinement, according to the defendants. Also, the court does not clearly tell the jury what exactly they are determining about the case. This is not something that helped the jury conclude. With this in mind, it is necessary to review all aspects of the case.
On a morning in August, Bailey, Cogdell, Cooley, and Walker removed a bar and then escaped by using sheets that were tied and knotted together. To escape means to break free or get out of a restraint or confinement. The definition of escape from custody, legally, is as follows “leaving the custody of the Attorney General, or confinement in an institution” after being convicted and processed under the United States laws (“Escape from Custody”, 2018). By this definition, the defendants did escape from jail. However, there is another element to this specific case. The other element being that the defendants have stated that they illegally left confinement was to escape from the violent beatings of the prison guards and the other inmates. Also, August, Bailey, Cogdell, Cooley, and Walker repeatedly told the court that there were terrible
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