Compassionate Release News

Terminal Illness in California

By Brandon Sample | April 30, 2021

Terminal Illness leads to compassion from federal court Judge April 28, 2021 United States v. Perez United States District Court for the Southern District of California 2021 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 80569 Release to home confinement granted due to terminal illness October 10, 2008,Raul Jose Perez was charged with three counts of Possession with Intent to…

Long Stacked Sentence

By Brandon Sample | April 29, 2021

A long stacked sentence is reduced through compassionate release April 27, 2021 Stacked-Sentences Compassionate Release Order United States v. Derrick United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas, Dallas Division 2021 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 79199 Long stacked sentence reduced for inmate sentenced prior to First Step Act Derrick Damon Rainwater was sentenced to…

Compassionate Release Forms

By Brandon Sample | April 28, 2021

Prison Provided Compassionate Release Forms April 27th, 2021 Considering filing a compassionate release yourself using the compassionate release forms provided by your unit team? Better think twice as this case will show. James Thomas Lifsey (United States v. Lifsey, 2021 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 79200) is an inmate currently serving time at Texarkana. In January 2015…

Health Conditions

By Brandon Sample | April 27, 2021

Poor Health Conditions leads to inmate’s release. April 21, 2021 United States v. Pappa United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida 2021 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 75976 Health conditions factor into court’s approval of compassionate release request On September 4, 1997, the court sentenced Evelyn Cecilia Bozon Pappa to life imprisonment for her…

Stacked Sentences

By Brandon Sample | April 26, 2021

Stacked sentences lead to a sentence reduction for a federal inmate. April 22, 2021 United States v. Woods United States District Court for the Western District of Virginia, Harrisonburg Division 2021 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 76917   Sentence reduction granted in light of stacked sentence and Covid-19 concerns Mark Wayne Woods is serving a sentence of…

Bank Robber Released

By Brandon Sample | April 26, 2021

Can a Bank Robber Get Compassionate Release? April 21, 2021 United States v. Lopez United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, Alexandria Division 2021 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 75789 Sentence reduced in order to comply with judge’s order Tony Ervin Lopez filed a motion for sentence reduction of 12 months, based on the…

Youthful Offender: Second Chance

By Brandon Sample | April 25, 2021

A youthful offender is given a second chance at life under compassionate release. April 20, 2021 United States v. Hicks United States District Court for the Northern District of Oklahoma 2021 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 75084   Harsh sentence for crimes committed in inmate’s youth lead to compassionate release 1998, James Edward Hicks was sentenced to…

Covid-19 Pandemic Risks

By Brandon Sample | April 23, 2021

Covid-19 Pandemic Risks and Early Release from Prison: Case Review April 20, 2021 United States v. Rosso United States District Court for the Western District of Arkansas, Fayetteville Division 2021 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 74288   Sentence reduction granted in light of Covid-19 pandemic risks and rehabilitation efforts On January 14, 1998, Robert J. Rosso, JR.…

Rehabilitation Efforts and health conditions

By Brandon Sample | April 22, 2021

Rehabilitation Efforts lead to successful release April 20, 2021   United States Crim. Action No. v. Roper United States District Court for the Western District of Virginia, Harrisonburg Division 2021 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 74820   Judge grants compassionate release based on rehabilitation efforts and health conditions   On August 26, 2009, a jury convicted Delante…

Aging Inmate Released

By Brandon Sample | April 22, 2021

Aging Inmate goes home. April 20, 2021 United States v. Canty United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida, Jacksonville Division 2021 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 74235 Aging inmate with health conditions given compassionate release In 1995, when Jerry Layne Canty was 44 years old, he was convicted and sentenced for conspiracy to distribute…