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.
In Maumau, the 10th Circuit Joined the 2nd, 4th, 6th and 7th Circuits in holding that incarcerated persons could seek a compassionate release.
The FIRST STEP Implementation Act retroactively applies the 924(c) and 851 relief and also makes changes to the Safety Valve.
The United States Senate has bought forth a bill that would prevent courts from sentencing accused persons with acquitted conduct.
The United States Senate has Bought forth the Smarter Sentencing Act of 2021, which will do much for mandatory minimums and “Couriers” if passed
In Torres vs. Madrid, the court made an important ruling on Search and Seizure that can be applied to criminal cases.