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Category: Compassionate Release

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

September 26, 2020
Zullo Compassionate Release Decided by 2nd Circuit

In Zullo, the Second Circuit court determined that a compassionate release motion could go forward without BOP approval.

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August 22, 2020
Compassionate Release on Booker/851

In Ledezma and Vigneau the court granted compassionate release to incarcerated persons with 851 convictions and mandatory sentencing guidelines respectively.

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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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April 18, 2020
3582 Cases: Administrative Exhaustion

These two 3582 cases present examples of effective use of home confinement and utilization of administrative exhaustion with the BOP

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November 22, 2019
Extraordinary and Compelling Circumstances in Compassionate Release

First Step Act changes allow courts to reduce sentences with the ability to determine extraordinary and compelling circumstances.

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May 8, 2019
Hope for Sick and Aging Inmates

According to the Bureau of Justice, from 1999 to 2016, the number of inmates in state and federal prisons who were 55 years or older increased 280 percent!

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