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Compassionate Release

Compassionate Release can be appropriate Post-Vaccine: Sawyer

In the Sawyer case, the court granted a compassionate release to a vaccinated individual.

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Non-Retroactive Sentencing Changes + Other Facts Support CR Motions: McCall

The McCall case further complicated the Compassionate Release Landscape in the Sixth Circuit.

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Unavavailability of Child’s Caregiver can be Basis for Compassionate Release: Crumble

The District Court granted release to crumble after the death of Crumble’s mother who was also taking care of Crumble’s children.

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Sixth Circuit Reverses Compassionate Release Grant: Bass

The Sixth Circuit reverses a compassionate release indicating that the district court used the wrong legal standard.

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Fourth Circuit Explains Compassionate Release Administrative Remedy Protocol: Muhammad

A compassionate release claimant could either engage in the administrative remedy process or wait 30 days after reaching out to the BOP.

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Sentencing Commission Report on Compassionate Release

Sentencing Commission report shows that courts granted less than one in five compassionate release motions.

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Fourth Circuit Reverses Compassionate Release Denial

The Fourth Circuit reversed the denial of a compassionate release after the district court failed to consider the applicant’s obesity.

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Southern District of Ohio Grants Compassionate Release: Burke

In Burke, The Court granted compassionate release to a person with an end of life diagnosis.

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Sixth Circuit Compassionate Release Overturned: Hunter

The Sixth Circuit held that things known to the court at the time of sentencing and non-retroactive precedent could not serve as extraordinary and compelling circumstances.

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Fifth Circuit Compassionate Release Improperly Denied

The Fifth Circuit held that post Shkambi, a district court cannot deny a compassionate release because the “extraordinary and compelling circumstances” are not specifically listed in USSG 1b1.13.

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Denial of Compassionate Release

The Seventh Circuit Followed the Sixth Circuit’s lead and held that compassionate release requests that were based on non-retroactive changes to the law were inappropriate.

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Three Things to Notice: USSC Compassionate Release Data

The United States Sentencing Commission published new statistics on compassionate release. From that data we can see several key ideas.

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Compassionate Release Denial Reversed in Owens

In Owens, the Sixth Circuit reversed the denial of a compassionate release for a failure to consider the defendant’s arguments.

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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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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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