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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 was not...
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 of...
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...