Right to travel

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The right to travel, or freedom of movement, is the ability to leave one place and go to another. It is commonly suspended or revoked as part of a sentence after conviction of a crime, or as a condition of bond pending trial on criminal charges. For example, the first standard condition of federal supervised release mentioned in U.S. Sentencing Guidelines §5D1.3 is, "the defendant shall not leave the judicial district or other specified geographic area without the permission of the court or probation officer".[1] This is in sharp contrast to the private sector, in which the usual response to a person's breaking rules is for the person to be barred from the premises (kept out rather than kept in).