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18 USC 1118
Murder by a federal prisoner
TITLE 18 - CRIMES AND CRIMINAL PROCEDURE
PART I - CRIMES
CHAPTER 51 - HOMICIDE
Sec. 1118. Murder by a Federal prisoner
(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: Office of the Law Revision Counsel, US House of Representatives, "Search the United States Code," www.uscode.house.gov (accessed Sep. 5, 2012)