A man is serving an indefinite sentence in jail for his refusal to comply with a court order requiring him to decrypt two hard drives.
Francis Rawls, a former Philadelphia police sergeant, has served 16 months in the Philadelphia Federal Detention Center. As of this writing, it’s unclear when he will get out. He will likely spend more time behind bars.
According to court documents (PDF), the United States government is holding Rawls in contempt for his refusal to comply with a district judge’s order to decrypt two hard drives.