Order denying revocation of pre-trial detention for defendant charged with possession with intent to distribute and conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine. Defendant alleged no health conditions placing her at heightened risk, and the generalized health risk of COVID-19 was not outweighed by the danger to the community from release due to the seriousness of the crimes alleged.
United States v. Blankenship, No. 19-CR-237 (EAS), 2020 WL 1557664 (S.D. Ohio Apr. 1, 2020)
Criminal (Federal Charges)
Type of Court
Federal District Court
Type of Case
Post-Conviction Detention [jail or prison], Pre-Existing Health Conditions, Pretrial Detention [jail]
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.
COVID-19 Positive or Symptomatic
Conspiracy to distribute under 21 U.S.C. § 846, 841(a)(1); Possession with intent to distribute more than 500 grams of methamphetamine under 841(b)(1)(A)(viii).
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.
This resource is designed to help lawyers, advocates, researchers, journalists, and others interested in challenging, remedying, or drawing attention to the grave risk that Covid-19 poses to individuals who are detained.