The McCall case further complicated the Compassionate Release Landscape in the Sixth Circuit.
Tag: Compassionate Release
The District Court granted release to crumble after the death of Crumble's mother who was also taking care of Crumble's children.
Sentencing Commission report shows that courts granted less than one in five compassionate release motions.
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.
In United States vs. Alam, the 6th Circuit upheld a dismissal of a compassionate release case for failure to wait 30 days.
First Step Act changes allow courts to reduce sentences with the ability to determine extraordinary and compelling circumstances.
The FIRST STEP Act makes changes to the way that “good time” is assessed by the Bureau of Prisons, retroactively applies the Fair Sentencing Act of 2010, Reauthorizes the Second Chance Act, allows inmates to petition the court for compassionate release, bans the shackling of women during child birth, adds “sunlight” provisions to parts of these bills and several other things. This explainer will discuss a majority of portions of the Act.