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What is an in-custody release?

Through an inmate search is says that my boyfriend was released 2 1/2 hours ago via "in-custody release". What does this mean?

The Law Office of Harry E. Hudson, Jr.
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It means that BF was in custody and he was released from custody.

Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 4/19/2012

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A in custody release is new. For certain felony crimes, that are mostly drug related, someone convicted of a felony can get what is called a split sentence. This means he can serve part of that time in county jail and the rest on what amounts to probation.

Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 4/19/2012

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