The court denied compassionate release to Mr. Allums because he did not present "extraordinary and compelling" reasons for release. It found that Mr. Allums did not show that his hypertension or asthma were serious enough to warrant a release. It also concluded that modifying his sentence would "disserve the sentencing factors" in 18 U.S.C. § 3553(a), citing that Allums only served half of his sentence and was a long-time participant in a drug organization, although Allums had no history of violence.
United States v. Allums, No. S6 15-CR-153 (VSB), 2020 WL 5796265 (S.D.N.Y. Sept. 29, 2020)
Criminal (Federal Charges)
Type of Court
Federal District Court
Type of Case
Post-Conviction Detention [jail or prison], Pre-Existing Health Conditions
Compassionate Release Case
Case Tracking Number
MORE CASE INFORMATION
Place of Incarceration
Name of Facility
First Step Act, 18 U.S.C. § 3582(c)(1)(A)
conspiring to distribute and possess with intent to distribute controlled substances under 21 U.S.C. § 841(a)(1)
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
Asthma, Hypertension (high blood pressure)
Pre-Existing Health Conditions Notes
Asthma (severity disputed)
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