The Court granted the Defendant’s Compassionate Release request. The Defendant suffers from COPD, is dependent on oxygen, and is confined to a wheelchair. Additionally, the Court held that even though she had not mentioned COVID-19 in her CR request to the warden, because her previous request mentioned her health conditions and thirty days had passed since her previous request, the Court had the authority to address the CR request.
United States v. Coker, No. 3:14-CR-085_868, Dkt. 868 (E.D. Tenn. Apr. 15, 2020)
Criminal (Federal Charges)
Type of Court
Federal District Court
Type of Case
Post-Conviction Detention [jail or prison], Pre-Existing Health Conditions
Compassionate Release Case
Case Tracking Number
MORE CASE INFORMATION
Place of Incarceration
Name of Facility
First Step Act Exhaustion, First Step Act, 18 U.S.C. § 3582(c)(1)(A)
Check in with probation officer via telephone; Waive employment condition
Conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine
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.
Pre-Existing Health Conditions
Pre-Existing Health Conditions Notes
Lung disease (COPD, Oxygen dependent)
COVID-19 Positive or Symptomatic
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.