In Zullo, the Second Circuit court determined that a compassionate release motion could go forward without BOP approval.
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CNN Reports that COVID-19 has killed more police officers this year than any other cause. It’s time for the prosecutors to be pro-law enforcement.
ACLU Lawyer Andrea Moore says that the federal judiciary must do more to protect the incarcerated population from COVID-19
A CNN Article outlined the conditions within Seagoville FCI, where 1300 out of 1750 inmates
have tested positive for COVID-19.
The court’s ruling on this case could impact Stacked 924(c) cases, COVID-19 compassionate release cases and more.
There are ways that an incarcerated person can seek a compassionate release while on direct appeal.
This case may not have substantial implications for much other than Native Americans who are accused of committing a crime on a reservation.
I am afraid that without a change we could see an inspector general report similar to the one at Lompoc.
Federal Rule of Criminal Procedure 16 is up for amendments. Learn what that means here.
In Ledezma and Vigneau the court granted compassionate release to incarcerated persons with 851 convictions and mandatory sentencing guidelines respectively.
The President of the United States has Indicated that he intends to appoint several people to the United States Sentencing Commission. This has profound impacts for both those awaiting sentencing and those in federal prison already.
The USSC Releases Its First Report on Federal Supervised Release Violations When you are placed on probation or on supervised release, the intention is that
Many of you will be able to use the text of 18 USC § 3582(c)(1)(A) in order to file your motions after 30 days of reaching out to the BOP.
In Corner, the 7th Circuit Ruled that a district court must make a determination about whether a person is eligible for 404(b) relief before making a ruling.
Notes from the June 2, 2020 Senate Judiciary Hearing where the CARES Act, COVID-19 and the prison system were considered.
In Kallas, the Ninth Circuit reversed the denial of a 2255 motion to vacate without holding an evidentiary hearing. Read more here.
In Kirschner, the District of Indiana granted 3582 compassionate release relief to a person due to coronavirus concerns.
The administrative remedy process has become newly relevant in the context of compassionate release cases related to COVID-19. If you are thinking about seeking compassionate release, especially release based on COVID-19 dangers, the administrative remedy process is vital to understand.