Federal prosecutors oppose Jim Bakker's release from prison until the television evangelist can get a new sentence for defrauding followers who bought partnerships in a Christian theme park.

In a motion filed Friday in U.S. District Court, prosecutors argued that Bakker, whose 45-year prison term was thrown out Feb. 12 by a federal appeals court, had failed to demonstrate that he is not likely to jump bail.They also argued that the PTL television ministry founder, imprisoned since shortly after his conviction in October 1989, poses a danger to the community of committing further fraud.