Hoffman filed for compassionate release because he is 56 years old, has undergone heart valve replacement surgery, and suffers from Hepatitis B and C, Anemia, Hyperlipidemia, major depressive disorder, gastro-esophageal reflux disease, liver damage, and lung and kidney disease. However, the court concluded that these conditions are not "extraordinary and compelling reasons" to warrant sentence reduction because two medical professionals stated that he can fully take care of himself. The court concluded that his medical conditions have not stopped him from engaging in violence while in prison, and that it could not conclude that Hoffman was not a danger to the community due to his history of violence and the fact that last time that he was released for medical reasons (pre-trial), he fled to Texas.
United States v. Hoffman, No. 4:13-CR-012-BLW, 2020 WL 5848343 (D. Idaho Oct. 1, 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
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