Court denied habeas petition of an immigrant male from Somalia, who had achieved permanent citizenship status before his convictions, upon which he was ordered to be removed to Somalia, on the grounds that his detention was under the one-year mark and was not yet unreasonable. The Court also stated that although his proceedings were not likely to conclude in the near future, his detainment was not unreasonable at this time.
Tahlil v. Moniz, No. 20-cv-10847, Dkt. No. 14 (D. Mass. May. 20, 2020).
Bond Hearing, Delayed Surrender, Implementing Release Procedures, Release, Temporary Restraining Order (TRO)
Type of Court
Federal District Court
Type of Case
Elderly, Immigrant Detention, Post-Conviction Detention [jail or prison], Pre-Existing Health Conditions, Pretrial Detention [jail]
Compassionate Release Case
Case Tracking Number
MORE CASE INFORMATION
Place of Incarceration
Name of Facility
Plymouth County Correctional Facility
Eighth Amendment - Deliberate Indifference, Procedural Due Process (both 14th and 5th Amendments), Substantive Due Process - Deliberate Indifference (both 14th and 5th Amendments), Substantive Due Process - Punitive Detention (both 14th and 5th Amendments)
Domestic violence assault, felony assault, and unlawful possession of Clonazepam
Decision Made But Case Still Pending
Compassionate Release Exhaustion Holdingsin Federal Case
An individual can move for compassionate release after 30 days have passed from the date the application was submitted to the warden, irrespective of whether the warden has granted or denied the request.
Pre-Existing Health Conditions
Age, Asthma, Cancer, Cardiac Disease, Hepatitis, Hypertension (high blood pressure), Medication-Related Immunocompromise, Obesity, Other, Dementia, history of strokes and heart attacks
COVID-19 Positive or Symptomatic
COVID-19 in Jail Prison or Detention Center
Crowdsourced legal documents from around the country related to COVID-19 and incarceration, organized, collected, and summarized for public defenders, litigators, and other advocates. Created and managed by Bronx Defenders, Columbia Law School’s Center for Institutional and Social Change, UCLA Law COVID-19 Behind Bars Data Project, and Zealous. Mostly federal court opinions, but now expanding to states and legal filings, declarations, and exhibits.
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