Federal statute allows the Bureau of Prisons to request compassionate release for an offender in extraordinary circumstances. The BOP recently modified its policies to allow for greater use of its authority to move for compassionate release after reports reflected an underuse of this authority. If you or your loved one needs assistance in this area, contact us today.
While compassionate release is now being supported by the BOP more frequently, compassionate release remains difficult to obtain. In general inmates will not be considered for compassionate release unless:
1) the inmate has a terminal illness;
2) is confined to a wheelchair or bed for 50% or more of the day; or
3) the inmate has children who has lost their non-incarcerated caregiver due to illness or death.
A request for compassionate release is made to the Warden of the institution first. If approved, the request is transmitted to the BOP in Washington, DC for consideration. If the Director of the BOP approves the request, the U.S. Attorney’s Office will then file a motion with the inmate’s sentencing court requesting immediate release.
Do you have a loved one who might be eligible for compassionate release? You need an experienced Federal Defense Lawyer who can help fight for their freedom. Because we are good at what we do, we have clients from all over the country to count on us to provide them with competent and reasonably priced services.
The law office of Jeremy Gordon is dedicated and focused on powerfully and effectively representing our clients. We look forward to the opportunity to discuss your case with you. Contact us today for a free consultation and initial case review at 972-483-4865 or email us at [email protected]. Payment plans available.