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Compassionate Release

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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Compassionate Release Called into Question for Potential Errors in Conviction

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Expediting a Compassionate Release Motion

While nothing can guarantee relief, successful motions for compassionate release include five key factors.

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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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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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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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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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