Compassionate Release News

Medical Reasons Early Release

By Casey Richards | May 13, 2021

Medical Reasons for Compassionate Release May 11, 2021 United States v. Hill United States District Court for the Western District of Missouri, Western Division 2021 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 88266 Inmate with cancer grated compassionate release At 57 years old, Gregory A. Hill suffers from a wide variety of medical ailments all of which contribute to…

Inmate to attend son’s funeral 

By Casey Richards | May 12, 2021

A federal judge ended a prisoner’s sentence early today in order to allow him to attend his son’s funeral. May 11, 2021 United States v. Montevecchi United States District Court for the Southern District of New York 2021 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 87909 Inmate near the end of sentence granted compassionate release to attend son’s funeral…

Sentence reduction granted

By Casey Richards | May 11, 2021

Sentence reduction granted for inmate found guilty in bombing incident May 10, 2021 United States v. Trenkler United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts 2021 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 87567 At 65 years old, Alfred Trenkler has spent 28 years in prison for convictions stemming from his role in an October 28, 1991 bombing…

First Step Act Release

By Brandon Sample | May 8, 2021

First Step Act Sentencing Revisions and Compassionate Release May 5, 2021 United States v. Wyatt United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, Richmond Division 2021 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 84668   Sentence reduction granted in light of First Step Act sentencing revisions as well as rehabilitation efforts   On November 10, 2010, a…

Multiple Requests Same Result

By Brandon Sample | May 7, 2021

Sometimes inmates think that by making multiple requests to the judge for compassionate release that they improve their chances. This isn’t the case. May 5, 2021 United States v. Newton United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit 2021 U.S. App. LEXIS 13266 Compassionate release denied for inmate despite multiple requests David L. Newton…

Sex Offender Wins Release

By Brandon Sample | May 6, 2021

Sex Offender granted compassionate release by a judge May 5, 2021 United States v. Zupnik United States District Court for the District of South Dakota, Western Division 2021 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 85643 Sex offender with Cancer diagnosis released with treatment cited as major factor in granting of compassionate release On April 26, 2019, Joel Zupnik…

Refusing Covid Vaccine

By Brandon Sample | May 5, 2021

Refusing Covid Vaccine proves to be stupid for one inmate. May 5, 2021 United States v. Comer United States District Court for the Southern District of Georgia, Augusta Division 2021 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 85320 Compassionate release motion dismissed due to inmate’s refusal to lack of evidence and refusing Covid vaccine Timothy Edward Comer requested compassionate…

Covid-19 Survivor

By Brandon Sample | May 4, 2021

Covid-19 survivor gets released from prison! April 29, 2021 United States v. Lonich United States District Court for the Northern District of California 2021 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 81562 Covid-19 survivor granted compassionate release David Lonich is 66 years old and suffers from prostate cancer, hypertension, high cholesterol and sleep apnea. In October 2018, he was…

Fifth Circuit Ruling

By Brandon Sample | May 3, 2021

New Fifth Circuit Compassionate Release Ruling April 29, 2021 United States v. Cooper United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit 2021 U.S. App. LEXIS 12712 Compassionate release motion, first denied, to be reconsidered In 2010, Fred Joseph Cooper was convicted by a jury for two counts of possession with intent to distribute cocaine…

Another inmate wins release

By Brandon Sample | May 2, 2021

April 29, 2021 United States v. Torres-Nunez United States District Court for the Southern District of New York 2021 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 81334 Compassionate release granted for inmate with health conditions and rehabilitative efforts In 1988, a jury convicted Persio Torres-Nunez of narcotics and racketeering crimes, and on July 29, 1988 he was sentenced to…