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Category: Compassionate Release

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

May 16, 2021
Eleventh Circuit Makes Pending Compassionate Release Split in Bryant

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.

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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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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 12, 2020
Compassionate Release Relief Available after 4th Circuit:McCoy

In McCoy, the 4th Circuit held that an inmate can seek compassionate release relief under 3582, for sentence reduction.

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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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