The Court granted the Defendant’s Compassionate Release request. The Defendant had been found guilty of six counts of sex trafficking involving minors and had served 17 years of six terms of life imprisonment. The Court granted release because the Defendant is 85% blind, has multiple sclerosis, is confined to a wheelchair or bed, and has shown a commitment to becoming a man of integrity. Id. at 9.
United States v. Curtis, No. 1-03-cr-00533-BAH, Dkt. No. 238 (D.D.C. Apr. 22, 2020)
Criminal (Federal Charges)
Type of Court
Federal District Court
District of Columbia
Type of Case
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, Only served a small portion of their sentence (less than 33%)
Case Tracking Number
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Place of Incarceration
First Step Act Exhaustion, First Step Act, 18 U.S.C. § 3582(c)(1)(A)
Time served, supervised release conditions from original sentence
Six counts of sex trafficking involving minors
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
Other, Multiple sclerosis, “has lost 85% of his vision,” and “spends all of his days confined to an electric wheelchair or bed”
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