Elderly Inmate without Medical Condition Petition
Elderly federal inmates who do not have a medical condition are allowed to petition for compassionate release.
According to Bureau of Prisons Program Statement 5050.49, Compassionate Release/Reduction in Sentence, at § 4(c), in order to qualify under the Elderly Inmate without a Medical Condition (i.e., Other Elderly Inmates) category, the inmate must be 65 years old or older and have served either 10 years or 75 percent of their sentence, whichever is greater. It should be noted that inmates who were 60 or older at the time of their sentencing are typically excluded from this category.
Below is a sample compassionate release petition for an inmate who qualifies under the Elderly Inmate without a Medical Condition (i.e., Other Elderly Inmates) category. This petition is based on a fictional elderly inmate with a fictional history and is designed to help you in the process of seeking a compassionate release. Such petitions are interchangeably known as letters, applications, and forms.
If you or a loved one are considering filing a compassionate release petition, we highly recommend that you retain competent counsel to assist you in this process so that your loved one has the best chance at success. The Law Offices of Brandon Sample regularly researches, drafts, and files compassionate release petitions for elderly inmates who do not suffer from a medical condition. We’re here to help.
See our elderly inmate without a medical condition page for more information about this category of compassionate release.
Sample Compassionate Release Petition for an Elderly Inmate without a Medical Condition
Reg. No. 45678-901
P.O. Box 7007
Marianna, FL 32447
May 5, 2018
_____ _____, Warden
3625 FCI Road
Marianna, FL 32446
RE: Compassionate Release Petition for an Elderly Inmate without a Medical Condition
Dear Warden _____:
My name is Chris Williams and I’m incarcerated at FCI Marianna. This letter serves as my petition for compassionate release in accordance with Program Statement 5050.49, Compassionate Release/Reduction in Sentence: Procedures for Implementation of 18 U.S.C. § 3582(c)(1)(A).
This petition is specifically made as to the Elderly Inmate without a Medical Condition (i.e., Other Elderly Inmates) category as discussed in Section 4(c) of the program statement. According to this program statement, inmates who are 65 years of age or older and who have served the greater of 10 years imprisonment or 75 percent of their sentence qualify for compassionate release.
By way of background, on May 2, 2008, I was sentenced to a term of 162 months imprisonment for money laundering. To date I have served a total of 120 months of this sentence. This past April I turned 67 years old.
During my time in prison I have worked hard to correct the ills that brought me to engage in crime. This has included extensive programming in my prison’s Psychology Department. I have completed numerous programs, to include the Drug Education Class, Non-Residential Drug Abuse Program (NR-DAP), AA/NA, Smart Recovery, and a handful of other classes. I have done everything in my power to correct my thinking errors and turn away from financial crime. In addition, I have maintained a spotless disciplinary record and have been gainfully employed as a librarian in my prison’s Education Department.
While I know that this compassionate release petition, and the governing policy provision, is only dependent on my age and time served, I do believe that I would be a good selection. During my imprisonment I have consistently shown that I am willing and able to abide by Bureau of Prisons rules and regulations, participate in treatment programs to correct my thinking errors, and maintain contact with my family. In short, I have done what people are supposed to do in prison: I have grown and turned away from crime.
I appreciate you considering this compassionate release request. I know that the Bureau does not grant many of these, but I truly believe that I would be a quality candidate for such relief. I look forward to receiving a response from your office and to hopefully going home.
If you would like assistance drafting your own elderly inmate without medical condition compassionate release petition, please call us at 802-444-4357.
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- “New Law” Elderly Inmate Compassionate Release
- Elderly Inmate with Medical Condition Compassionate Release Petition
- Elderly Inmates Compassionate Release FAQs
- The Process of Compassionate Release in Federal Prison
- Compassionate Release Examples
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