Compassionate Release

When a loved one is ill or getting old in prison, it can feel as if there is no hope. Nowhere to turn. But there might be an option: compassionate release. Call us today to explore the possibility of compassionate release further. The experienced attorneys of Brandon Sample PLC are here to help you, and your loved one, fight for compassionate release.


Compassionate Release Information

The first step to obtaining a compassionate release is to understand the federal compassionate release program. Start by reading our summary article Compassionate Release in Federal Prison. From there, consider reading about the criteria and process of compassionate release. You can also read our FAQ pages and our page on hiring an attorney. After this, if you are ready to move forward on securing a compassionate release for your incarcerated loved one, call us at 802-444-4357 to get started.


First Step Act Changes

With the recent passage of the First Step Act came modifications to federal compassionate release. If you have an incarcerated loved one who is either elderly or suffering from a serious medical condition, please read the two following articles to see how we can use the new provisions in the First Step Act to give your loved one the best possible chance at an early release from custody:

How the First Step Act Changed Federal Compassionate Release

Elderly Offender Program: What Changes the First Step Act Made

Recent Compassionate Release Wins!

Brandon Sample In The News

Brandon Sample Seeks Compassionate Release For Bernie Madoff

On February 5, 2020, attorney Brandon Sample applied for compassionate release on behalf of Bernie Madoff. News of Brandon's motion has been carried around the world in major newspapers and television stations such as:

USA Today

The New York Times

The Washington Post

ABC News

NBC News

The Independent

U.S. News

The Wall Street Journal


Are you ready to get your sick or elderly loved one out of federal prison ?

Don't hesitate to contact Brandon Sample PLC. We can jump in to research, draft, and file a compassionate release petition for your incarcerated loved one. While this is no easy task, we can help put you and your loved one on the best footing possible for a successful outcome. We hope to hear from you soon.


If you hire us to assist you in securing a compassionate release, we will leave no stone unturned in our efforts to get your loved one out of prison. We will thoroughly research their situation, draft a compassionate release petition which is unique to them and their circumstances, file the petition with the appropriate authorities, and then engage in advocacy in an effort to move the petition alone.

When you hire Brandon Sample PLC, you get a team of dedicated, experienced, and compassionate federal criminal defense attorneys who will do everything in their power to get your loved one home.

Why Us?

We are experienced federal criminal defense attorneys who have a comprehensive understanding of the federal compassionate release program. We have the experience required to give you the best possible chance at securing a compassionate release.

We believe that no one should be left to die in prison as a result of old age or a serious medical condition. The people of our country simply deserve better.

Don't go down this path alone. Hire us today to ensure that everything that can be done for your incarcerated loved one is done. Call 802-444-4357 today to get started.