The court granted a motion for compassionate release. The court held that Ardila had demonstrated "extraordinary and compelling reasons" warranting a reduction of his sentence, namely his age (71) and chronic health conditions (asthma, hypertension, obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular disease). His sentence was reduced to time served for him to be released from BOP custody and into ICE custody pursuant to his underlying detainer.
United States v. Ardila, No. 03-cr-264 (SRU), 2020 WL 2097736 (D. Conn. May 27, 2020)
Criminal (Federal Charges)
Class Certification, Release
Type of Court
Federal District Court
Type of Case
Elderly, Immigrant Detention, Parole or Probation Violations, Post-Conviction Detention [jail or prison], Pre-Existing Health Conditions
Age (71), Asthma (does not clarify), Obesity (does not clarify)
COVID-19 Positive or Symptomatic
COVID-19 in Jail Prison or Detention Center
For me, this case brought up the issue of compassionate release being granted and the result being that someone goes directly into ICE custody instead.
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