The Effective Assistance of Counsel in the Digital Era Act is being considered in Congress to protect attorney-client communications
The District Court in Bozon granted a compassionate release even though she was vaccinated and also offered an important practice tip.
Senators Booker and Durbin introduced the EQUAL Act, which eliminates the mandatory minimums for crack offenses altogether.
Director Carvajal’s statement before the Senate Judiciary Committee fueled a search for new guidance from the BOP on home confinement for incarcerated individuals. The Federal Defenders have retrieved the April 13, 2021 Memorandum concerning home confinement.
On Thursday April 15, 2021, Director Michael Carvajal Testified to the United States Senate Judiciary Committee. Director Carvajal testified on several topics including the state of the pandemic inside the Federal Bureau of Prisons, home confinement under the CARES Act, the state of programming under the FIRST STEP Act, and overcrowding concerns in relation to President Biden’s Executive order regarding the use of private prisons.