- US v. Jepsen, No. 3:19-cr-00073(VLB), 2020 WL 1640232 (D. Conn. Apr. 1, 2020) ("Mr. Jepsen is in the unique position of having less than eight weeks left to serve on his sentence, he is immunocompromised and suffers from multiple chronic conditions that are in flux and predispose him to potentially lethal complications if he contracts COVID-19, and the Government consents to his release. The Court finds that the totality of the circumstances specific to Mr. Jepsen constitute 'extraordinary and compelling'reasons to grant compassionate release.")
- US v. Williams, No. 3:04-cr-95-MCR (N.D. Fla. Apr. 1, 2020) ("Williams' cardiovascular and renal conditions compromise his immune system, which, taken with his advanced age, put him at significant risk for even more severe and life threatening illness should he be exposed to COVID-19 while incarcerated.... Based on these facts, the Court finds that Williams' deterioration in physical health is sufficiently serious to satisfy the medical criteria for a reduction in sentence.")
- US v. Resknik, No. 1:12-cr-00152-CM (S.D.N.Y. Apr. 2, 2020)usvresnick_order_grant_cr.pdf("Releasing a prisoner who is for all practical purposes deserving of compassionate release during normal times is all but mandated in the age of COVID-19")
- US v. Brannan, No. 4:15-CR-80-01 (S.D. Tx. Apr. 2, 2020) (though not reflected in order, emergency motion was granted on same day of filing for prisoner who had served only 9 months of a 36-month sentence for fraud at FCI Oakdale and had not exhausted BOP remedies)
- US v. Colvin, No. 3:19cr179 (JBA), 2020 WL 1613943 (D. Conn. Apr. 2, 2020) ("She has diabetes, a 'serious ... medical condition,' which substantially increases her risk of severe illness if she contracts COVID-19.... Defendant is 'unable to provide self-care within the environment of' FDC Philadelphia in light of the ongoing and growing COVID-19 pandemic because she is unable to practice effective social distancing and hygiene to minimize her risk of exposure, and if she did develop complications, she would be unable to access her team of doctors at Bridgeport Hospital. In light of the expectation that the COVID-19 pandemic will continue to grow and spread over the next several weeks, the Court concludes that the risks faced by Defendant will be minimized by her immediate release to home, where she will quarantine herself.")
- US v. Foster, No. 1:14-cr-324-02 (M.D. Pa. Apr. 3, 2020) ("The circumstances faced by our prison system during this highly contagious, potentially fatal global pandemic are unprecedented. It is no stretch to call this environment 'extraordinary and compelling,' and we well believe that, should we not reduce Defendant's sentence, Defendant has a high likelihood of contracting COVID-19 from which he would "not expected to recover." USSG SS 1B1.13. No rationale is more compelling or extraordinary.")
- US v. Powell, No. 1:94-cr-0316-ESH (D.D.C. Mar. 24, 2020), Recommendation, Dkt. 94 (Court recommendation to BOP to immediately place defendant, who is 55-years old and suffers from several respriatory problems (including asthma and sleep apnea) into home confinement to serve the remainder of his prison term)
- US v. Powell, No. 1:94-cr-0316-ESH (D.D.C. Mar. 27, 2020), Order Granting Compassionate Release, Dkt. 97
- US v. Powell, No. 1:94-cr-0316-ESH (D.D.C. Mar. 28, 2020), Amended Order Granting Compassionate Release, Dkt. 98US v. Powel, No. 1:94-cr-0316-ESH (D.D.C. 3/27/20), Unopposed Emergency Motion for Compassionate Release, Dkt. 96 (includes exhibits and proposed order)
- US v. Mirilashvili, No. 1:14-cr-00810-CM (S.D.N.Y. Mar. 26, 2020), Memorandum of Law in Support of Moshe Mirilashivili's Motion for Compassionate Release Under 18 U.S.C. 3582(c)(1)(A)), Dkt. 498 (with exhibits)
By Henry Mazuerk & Ilana Haramati, private attorneys, S.D.N.Y.
- Emergency Motion for Compassionate Release (3/23/20) (S.D. Cal.)
By private attorneys. Includes argument about why COVID-19 should be deemed an exceptional circumstance of peculiar urgency to administrative exhaustion.
- US v. Chavez-Zarate, Reply in Support of Motion for Compassionate Release (3/24/20) (E.D. Cal.)
By Federal Public Defender, E.D. Cal.
- Renewed Motion for Compassionate Release with Exhibits (3/23/20) (C.D. Cal.)
By Brianna Mircheff, AFD, C.D. Cal.
- Supplemental Authority in Support of Motion for Compassionate Release (3/13/20) (W.D.WA)
By Jennifer Wellman, AFD, W.D.WA.
- Supplemental Letter for Compassionate Release re: COVID-19 (3/17/20) (E.D.N.Y.)
By Justine Harris, private attorney, E.D.N.Y.
- Motion for Compassionate Release re: COVID-19 (3/20/20) (S.D.N.Y.)
By Sharon McCarthy, private attorney, S.D.N.Y.
- Memorandum in Support of Motion for Compassionate Release re: COVID-19 (3/18/20) (S.D. Fla.)
By Rebeka Poston, private attorney, S.D.FL.