Compassionate release grant for individual serving life sentence for non-violent drug trafficking offenses. Individual was incarcerated in a medical facility for severe health problems and participated in multiple rehabilitative programs during incarceration. Exhaustion was not an issue because the court ruled more than 30 days after receipt of request.
United States v. Castillo, 4:08-cr-00146, 2020 WL 2820401 (S.D. Tex., May 29, 2020).
Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine; conspiracy to commit money laundering
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., Other, An individual can move for compassionate release less than 30 days after submitting an application for compassionate release, so long as that amount of time has elapsed by the time of decision.
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