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Category: Compassionate Release

Inmates facing extraordinary circumstances can now apply for compassionate release under 18 U.S.C. § 3582.

November 12, 2021
Sixth Circuit Reverses Compassionate Release Grant: Bass

The Sixth Circuit reverses a compassionate release indicating that the district court used the wrong legal standard.

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October 26, 2021
Fourth Circuit Explains Compassionate Release Administrative Remedy Protocol: Muhammad

A compassionate release claimant could either engage in the administrative remedy process or wait 30 days after reaching out to the BOP.

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October 3, 2021
Sentencing Commission Report on Compassionate Release

Sentencing Commission report shows that courts granted less than one in five compassionate release motions.

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October 3, 2021
Fourth Circuit Reverses Compassionate Release Denial

The Fourth Circuit reversed the denial of a compassionate release after the district court failed to consider the applicant’s obesity.

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September 19, 2021
Southern District of Ohio Grants Compassionate Release: Burke

In Burke, The Court granted compassionate release to a person with an end of life diagnosis.

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September 12, 2021
Sixth Circuit Compassionate Release Overturned: Hunter

The Sixth Circuit held that things known to the court at the time of sentencing and non-retroactive precedent could not serve as extraordinary and compelling circumstances.

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July 25, 2021
Fifth Circuit Compassionate Release Improperly Denied

The Fifth Circuit held that post Shkambi, a district court cannot deny a compassionate release because the “extraordinary and compelling circumstances” are not specifically listed in USSG 1b1.13.

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June 13, 2021
Three Things to Notice: USSC Compassionate Release Data

The United States Sentencing Commission published new statistics on compassionate release. From that data we can see several key ideas.

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May 31, 2021
Compassionate Release Denial Reversed in Owens

In Owens, the Sixth Circuit reversed the denial of a compassionate release for a failure to consider the defendant's arguments.

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May 1, 2021
Compassionate Release Granted While Vaccinated

In Hatcher, the Southern District of New York Granted a compassionate release to a person who was fully vaccinated.

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