First Step Act Information

Signed into law on December 21, 2018, the First Step Act opened the door for federal inmates who are either elderly or severely ill to seek an early release from custody. These two programs are vastly different in scope and application. In an effort to showcase these opportunities, we at Brandon Sample PLC have developed an analysis of each program to help you understand how to get your loved one out of prison as soon as possible. Click on the below links to receive this First Step Act information.

The First Step Act changed how the federal compassionate release program operates and the time limits the Bureau of Prisons has to consider a request. If they do not respond or render a decision within the applicable time limit, the inmate can directly petition their sentencing court for relief. This analysis discusses the ins and outs of these changes, and how our firm can help.

The First Step Act changed how the Elderly Offender Home Detention Program operates by greatly expanding the program's operation and which inmates qualify. Read our detailed analysis to learn more about this possible early release opportunity for elderly inmates.

If you or a loved one are interested in seeking a compassionate release or seeking admission into the Elderly Offender Home Detention Program, or if you are just looking for more First Step Act information, please contact us via email or call us at 802-444-4357. Help is only an email or phone call away.