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January 3, 2022
Non-Retroactive Sentencing Changes + Other Facts Support CR Motions: McCall

The McCall case further complicated the Compassionate Release Landscape in the Sixth Circuit.

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January 2, 2022
Unavavailability of Child's Caregiver can be Basis for Compassionate Release: Crumble

The District Court granted release to crumble after the death of Crumble's mother who was also taking care of Crumble's children.

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October 3, 2021
Sentencing Commission Report on Compassionate Release

Sentencing Commission report shows that courts granted less than one in five compassionate release motions.

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December 4, 2020
Defining Extraordinary and Compelling in Compassionate Release

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.

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August 22, 2020
Compassionate Release on Booker/851

In Ledezma and Vigneau the court granted compassionate release to incarcerated persons with 851 convictions and mandatory sentencing guidelines respectively.

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June 6, 2020
Sixth Circuit Makes Ruling on COVID Case: United States vs. Alam, 20-1298

In United States vs. Alam, the 6th Circuit upheld a dismissal of a compassionate release case for failure to wait 30 days.

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December 14, 2019
First Step Act A Year Later: Impact On Inmates

A year later, taking a look at the First Step Act and how the provisions have made proactive change.

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November 22, 2019
Extraordinary and Compelling Circumstances in Compassionate Release

First Step Act changes allow courts to reduce sentences with the ability to determine extraordinary and compelling circumstances.

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December 23, 2018
The First Step Act Explained

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.

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