The Sixth Circuit reverses a compassionate release indicating that the district court used the wrong legal standard.
Category: Compassionate Release
Inmates facing extraordinary circumstances can now apply for compassionate release under 18 U.S.C. § 3582.
A compassionate release claimant could either engage in the administrative remedy process or wait 30 days after reaching out to the BOP.
Sentencing Commission report shows that courts granted less than one in five compassionate release motions.
The Fourth Circuit reversed the denial of a compassionate release after the district court failed to consider the applicant’s obesity.
In Burke, The Court granted compassionate release to a person with an end of life diagnosis.
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.
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.
The United States Sentencing Commission published new statistics on compassionate release. From that data we can see several key ideas.