Granted pre-trial release and bail under § 3142(i), for Defendant charged with felon in possession of a firearm, despite Defendant lacking any health conditions that increased his COVID-19 risk. The court found restrictions in MCC in response to COVID-19 had interfered with his ability to confer with counsel and prepare for his upcoming criminal trial, justifying temporary release, subject to revisitation by the court in 60 days.
United States v. Chandler, No. 19-CR-867 (PAC), 2020 WL 1528120 (S.D.N.Y. Mar. 31, 2020)
Criminal (Federal Charges)
Type of Court
Federal District Court
Type of Case
Post-Conviction Detention [jail or prison], Pretrial Detention [jail], Significant Criminal History
Compassionate Release Case
Case Tracking Number
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Place of Incarceration
Federal Detention Center [typically federal pretrial detention]
Name of Facility
Metropolitan Correctional Center
Antiterrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act (AEDPA) [arises with “second or successive habeas petitions”], Bail Reform Act, Bail Pending Trial, 18 U.S.C. § 3142, § 2255 Habeas
Home confinement, $50,000 bail, electronic monitoring to be determined by pretrial services, order effective for 60 days subject to court revisitation.
1st Degree Manslaughter in 2006.
Decision Made But Case Still Pending
COVID-19 Positive or Symptomatic
Felon in Possession of a firearm under 18 U.S.C. §§ 922(g)(1), 924(a)(2),
COVID-19 in Jail Prison or Detention Center
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