A Year-and-a-Day for an Escape

PITTSBURGH -A former Fayette County resident has been sentenced in federal court to 12 months and one day of imprisonment on her conviction of escaping from federal custody following a prior federal felony conviction, to be followed by 3 years of supervised release, Acting United States Attorney Soo C. Song announced today. United States District Judge Cathy Bissoon imposed the sentence on Tiffany Lilley, age 28. The sentence is to run consecutively to the unexpired portion of the sentence previously imposed for Lilley’s prior conviction. According to information presented to the court, Lilley committed the crime on March 28, 2017, by escaping from federal custody at Renewal Incorporated Community Correction Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She was located, apprehended, and returned to custody by the United States Marshal Service roughly two weeks afterward. https://www.justice.gov/usao-wdpa/pr/judge-sentences-renewal-center-escapee-366-days-federal-prison  

Mark Allenbaugh serves as President and Chief Research Officer of SentencingStats.com, Inc.. He is a former staff attorney for the U.S. Sentencing Commission, and a co-editor of "Sentencing, Sanctions, and Corrections: Federal and State Law, Policy, and Practice" (2nd ed., Foundation Press, 2002). Mark is widely regarded as a national expert in Federal sentencing guidelines, analysis and strategy.

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