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Federal Sentencing Reporter (2022) 34 (4): 233–238.
Published: 01 April 2022
..., the authors seek to shine a bright light on how the post-conviction mechanisms of compassionate release, clemency, and sentencing review must be used—in some instances reimagined—to advance decarceration for people with mental health treatment needs in federal and state prison systems. The authors call...
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Federal Sentencing Reporter (2021) 33 (5): 319–327.
Published: 01 June 2021
... with their refusals to cooperate and/or plead guilty. This article describes the Holloway Project and how it has used what has become known colloquially as the “compassionate release” statute, 18 U.S.C. § 3582(c)(1)(A), and 2018’s First Step Act to persuade federal judges to undertake holistic, compassionate...
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Federal Sentencing Reporter (2020) 33 (1-2): 27–35.
Published: 01 December 2020
...David Roper After decades of Bureau of Prisons’ maladministration of the sentence reduction authority authorized by 18 U.S.C. § 3582, Congress passed the First STEP Act of 2018 with the intention of expanding the use and transparency of compassionate release. Although the COVID-19 pandemic...
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Federal Sentencing Reporter (2020) 32 (5): 272–275.
Published: 18 June 2020
...Thomas J. Farrell Amendments to the compassionate release provisions of the federal First Step Act and Second Chance Acts provide some opportunity for release for elderly and infirm federal inmates. This article examines the reentry successes of three Pennsylvania state inmates, all convicted...
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Federal Sentencing Reporter (2019) 32 (2): 70–75.
Published: 01 December 2019
... improvements fail to achieve the status of “groundbreaking.” This is particularly evident when considering its approach to reduction in sentence of elderly offenders. Since 2013, compassionate release has stood as the exclusive process available for worthy elderly offenders to request early release from prison...