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In July of this year, the United States Sentencing Commission issued their Retroactivity and Recidivism Report for the Drug Minus Two Amendment. While many of
Two officers frisked a group of men in front of a San Antonio shop – the target of recent drive-by shootings. They found a gun
In December of 2020, the U.S. Sentencing Commission issued a report examining the level of influence guideline ranges imposed in United States v. Booker (2005)
President Trump granted a flurry of clemencies in the form of presidential pardons and commutations of sentence right before Christmas. But what does this mean moving forward?
On December 2, 2020, the House Judiciary Committee of Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security held an Oversight Hearing on the Federal Bureau of Prisons and Marshal’s Service on how they are managing COVID-19. During this hearing, the committee questioned BOP Director Michael Carvajal and USMS Director Donald Washington on the progression of COVID-19 within their institutions.
“Safe, humane, cost-efficient, and appropriately secure,” – The Bureau of Prisons’ mission appears right there on the website. And yet, the BOP’s policies regularly endanger inmate safety and humanity, particularly regarding COVID-19 cases.
Tucked into the 5,593 page relief package is a small victory for criminal justice reform advocates: Pell grants for prisoners.
McCoy: What happened in Court and What Happens Now Ten days ago, the 4th circuit decided McCoy/Bryant, a case that I referred to a few
The Sixth and Seventh Circuits have made rulings indicating that the court can determine what extraordinary and compelling circumstances are.
The Marshall Project did a piece on the 25th anniversary of the use of the word “SuperPredator.” The word and the media frenzy around it, Bogert and Hancock posit, is in part responsible for the demonization of an entire generation.
The Potential of COVID-19 Reinfection in Federal Prisons and the Need for More Compassionate Release
Evidence about COVID-19 reinfection is starting to appear. Find out more about what this means for federal inmates here.
A Federal Prosecutor has indicated that individuals who are at home confinement on the CARES Act may be going back to prison after the pandemic.
President Trump granted Five Commutations this past week. I believed and posited that this was likely but I was hoping for more commutations to be granted.
In Dominguez, the Southern District of Florida granted compassionate release to a person who had a pre-Booker life sentence.
In Wagner, The Fifth Circuit held that no trial penalty existed although the District Court judge mentioned that the codefendants pled guilty.
In Brown, the Eleventh Circuit indicated that the district court used incorrect criteria to deny a First Step Act motion.
Delgado-Lopez’s case is important because it deals with statements and reasoning regarding the “Minor Role” Reduction that the court made at sentencing that were improper and unfounded.