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They regain the degree of control they had over their lives prior to the attempted interrogation.
They are not isolated with their accusers and their continued detention is relatively disconnected from their prior unwillingness to cooperate with the investigation.
The inherently compelling pressures of custodial interrogation ended when Shatzer returned to his normal life in state prison.
Because Shatzer experienced a break in Miranda custody lasting more than two weeks between the 2003 and 2006 attempts at interrogation, Edwards does not mandate suppression of his 2006 statements.
The judgment of the Court of Appeals Maryland is reversed and the case is remanded for further proceedings not inconsistent with this opinion.
Justice Thomas has filed an opinion concurring in part and concurring in the judgment.
Justice Stevens has filed an opinion concurring in the judgment.