Court granted compassionate release to 85-year old with lengthy violent criminal history and blood pressure, chronic pain, cholesterol, prostate issues, expressive aphasia. Court did so despite lack of any confirmed cases at the facility. "I acknowledge that, as of this writing, no confirmed cases of COVID-19 are present at Springfield, I cannot conclude that no cases are, in fact, present, without assurances that the BOP is routinely testing everyone within the facility." Id. at *6.
United States v. Asaro, No. 17-CR-127 (ARR), 2020 WL 1899221 (E.D.N.Y. April 17, 2020)
Criminal (Federal Charges)
Preliminary Injunction (PI), Release
Type of Court
Federal District Court
Type of Case
Elderly, Immigrant Detention, Post-Conviction Detention [jail or prison], Pre-Existing Health Conditions, Significant Criminal History
Compassionate Release Case
Compassionate Release Specific Characteristics
Has a significant criminal history
Case Tracking Number
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Place of Incarceration
Federal Detention Center [typically federal pretrial detention]
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