A perfect example of education compassionate release is the case of Mr. Barriga-Beltran:
April 8, 2021
United States v. Barriga-Beltran
United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York
2021 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 67786
Education Compassionate Release
Education, rehabilitation and health fears allow for compassionate release
On September 13, 2019 Jimmy Jesus Barriga-Beltran was sentenced to a term of 27 months’ incarceration and 2 years’ supervised release for a charge of possession with intent to distribute 500 grams or more of cocaine.
Barriga-Beltran, who is 61, suffers from medical conditions, including hypertension, type II diabetes, coronary artery disease, and asthma which place him at heightened risk of complications were he to contract Covid-19.. While incarcerated, he has received a GED, completed treatment at EAC New Path outpatient clinic, and has become passionate about drug abuse education. Upon release, his family is ready to support him financially, emotionally, and medically. His request for compassionate release is based on his underlying health issues as well as his efforts toward rehabilitation while incarcerated. Due to the strides Barriga-Beltran made while in prison as well as to his health issues and possible Covid-19 complications, the court granted him an education-based compassionate release.