Fader filed for compassionate release when she had about two months remaining on a 120-month sentence for participating in a conspiracy to distribute cocaine base. Fader suffered from hypertension, type II diabetes, G6PD enzyme deficiency, and obesity. The court granted the motion on two main grounds: "the seriousness of her underlying medical conditions and the short time remaining on her sentence." The court also concluded that it doubted "that Ms. Fader will learn something in the next two months that she has not already learned by her long period of incarceration."
United States v. Fader, No. 1:12-CR-00007-JAW-01, 2020 WL 5807959 (D. Me. Sept. 29, 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
Compassionate Release Specific Characteristics
Went to trial
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Place of Incarceration
Name of Facility
First Step Act, 18 U.S.C. § 3582(c)(1)(A)
"the Court hereby reduces Kizzy Fader’s sentence to time served"; "Stays this order for up to fourteen days to allow BOP officials to quarantine her for an appropriate period to
assure that she does not contract the virus and transmit it upon release"; petitioner must verify residential plans and travel measures; "her period and conditions of supervised release [5 years] remain unaffected by this order."
participating in a conspiracy to distribute cocaine base involving more than two-hundred and eighty grams of cocaine base
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