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Q: Why would they(US MARSHALL'S take someone from Missouri straight to usp Leavenworth without charges been filed

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James L. Arrasmith
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A: The US Marshals Service is responsible for various law enforcement activities, including apprehending fugitives, protecting federal officials, and transporting prisoners. If someone is taken into custody by the US Marshals, they may be transported to a federal prison, such as the United States Penitentiary (USP) in Leavenworth, for a variety of reasons.

It is possible that the individual in question was already facing federal charges and was taken to the USP in Leavenworth to await trial or sentencing. Alternatively, the individual may have been arrested on a federal warrant or detainer and taken to the USP in Leavenworth for further processing. In some cases, individuals may be held in federal custody without charges being filed for a certain period of time, such as when a grand jury is investigating a potential federal crime.

It is also important to note that the legal system allows for individuals to be detained for a certain period of time without charges being filed if there is probable cause to believe that they have committed a crime. However, this period of time is limited, and the individual must eventually be charged or released.

If you have specific concerns about a particular case or situation, it may be best to consult with a legal professional or law enforcement authority for more information.

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