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Category: Compassionate Release

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

April 3, 2021
Important Compassionate Release Case in Favor of Inmates: Maumau

In Maumau, the 10th Circuit Joined the 2nd, 4th, 6th and 7th Circuits in holding that incarcerated persons could seek a compassionate release.

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March 19, 2021
Compassionate Release Questioned in Potential Conviction Errors

Seventh Circuit’s decision in United States vs. Musgraves shows that some courts are considering whether potential errors in a conviction qualify as extraordinary and compelling circumstances.

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February 3, 2021
Compassionate Release Appeal and Abuse of Discretion

In most cases, compassionate release appeals are difficult since the First Step Act gives district courts full discretion.

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December 4, 2020
Defining Extraordinary and Compelling in Compassionate Release

With the signing of the FIRST STEP Act, congress amended 18 U.S.C. Section 3582(c)(1) to permit an inmate to file his own request for relief under the compassionate release statute.

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November 8, 2020
COVID Reinfection in Federal Prisons and Compassionate Release

Evidence about COVID-19 reinfection is starting to appear. Find out more about what this means for federal inmates here.

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November 8, 2020
Can the BOP Go Back and Get Everyone at Home on the CARES Act?

A Federal Prosecutor has indicated that individuals on home confinement on the CARES Act may be going back to prison after the pandemic.

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October 11, 2020
Life Sentence Reduction: Compassionate Release Granted for Dominguez

In Dominguez, the Southern District of Florida granted compassionate release to a person who had a pre-Booker life sentence.

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July 18, 2020
Expediting a Compassionate Release Motion

While nothing can guarantee relief, successful motions for compassionate release include five key factors.

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May 30, 2020
Washington Court Grants Compassionate Release

Young was sentenced to 60 months of incarceration for a heroin case in 2019. In 2020 he filed a motion for compassionate release stating that he is at high risk of death if he catches COVID-19.

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May 23, 2020
Northern District of California Grants 3582 Relief to COVID-19 Positive Inmate: US v. Fischman

In United States vs. Fischman, 4:16-cr-00246-HSG, the Northern District of California determined a way that an inmate can receive 3582 relief even when they are COVID-19 positive

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