The Eleventh Circuit ruled that USSG 1B1.13 is an applicable policy statement that applies to compassionate release motions brought by incarcerated persons in Bryant, potentially dooming COVID and Stacked 924c motions filed by inmates and their lawyers.
Category: Compassionate Release
Inmates facing extraordinary circumstances can now apply for compassionate release under 18 U.S.C. § 3582.
In Maumau, the 10th Circuit Joined the 2nd, 4th, 6th and 7th Circuits in holding that incarcerated persons could seek a compassionate release.
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.
In most cases, compassionate release appeals are difficult since the First Step Act gives district courts full discretion.
In McCoy, the 4th Circuit held that an inmate can seek compassionate release relief under 3582, for sentence reduction.
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.
Evidence about COVID-19 reinfection is starting to appear. Find out more about what this means for federal inmates here.
A Federal Prosecutor has indicated that individuals on home confinement on the CARES Act may be going back to prison after the pandemic.
In Dominguez, the Southern District of Florida granted compassionate release to a person who had a pre-Booker life sentence.