June 6, 1967
ROBERT L. MCMILLAN, APPELLANT,
J. J. PARKER, WARDEN, U.S. PENITENTIARY, LEWISBURG, PA., CHAIRMAN, U.S. BOARD OF PAROLE, WASHINGTON, D.C., AND MR. FAULKNER, U.S. PROBATION OFFICER, BALTIMORE, MD.
Before STALEY, Chief Judge, and KALODNER and FREEDMAN, Circuit Judges.
Opinion OF THE COURT
This is an appeal from a denial of appellant's petition for a writ of habeas corpus. Appellant was convicted of bank robbery and sentenced for a period of fifteen years on April 24, 1953. He was released on parole on March 31, 1962. He was free on parole for more than three and one-half years before he was arrested and recommitted for a parole violation. He maintains that he may not be detained beyond the original expiration date of his sentence;*fn1 he contends that he must be given credit for the time he was on parole.
The district court properly concluded that the parole statute, 18 U.S.C. § 4205, prohibits the diminution of the time remaining to be served by the time the prisoner was on parole and that his constitutional claim was without merit.*fn2 See Smith v. Blackwell, 367 F.2d 539 (C.A.5, 1966); Weathers v. Willingham, 356 F.2d 421 (C.A.10, 1966).
The judgment of the district court will be affirmed.