Court granted compassionate release to an 30-year old with congestive heart failure, diabetes, and sleep apnea. Court held that the considerations of his health conditions as well as the presence of COVID-19 in the facility allowed him to waive exhaustion requirements. Court found that despite significant criminal history and recidivism, conditions of release would severely diminish individual’s ability to commit crimes.
United States v. Hunt, No. 18-20037, 2020 WL 2395222 (E.D. Mich. May 12, 2020)
Criminal (Federal Charges)
Bond Hearing, Preliminary Injunction (PI), Release
Type of Court
Federal District Court
Type of Case
Immigrant Detention, Low-Level Offenses, Post-Conviction Detention [jail or prison], Pre-Existing Health Conditions
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
MORE CASE INFORMATION
Place of Incarceration
Name of Facility
Procedural Due Process (both 14th and 5th Amendments), Substantive Due Process - Deliberate Indifference (both 14th and 5th Amendments), Substantive Due Process - Punitive Detention (both 14th and 5th Amendments)
CARES Act, Pub. L. No. 116-136, First Step Act Exhaustion, First Step Act, 18 U.S.C. § 3582(c)(1)(A), § 2241 Habeas
Release granted immediately, can self-quarantine at home; New term of supervised release that is equivalent to the unserved portion of his original term of imprisonment
Credit card fraud, identity theft, armed robbery (twice), drug trafficking,
Compassionate Release Exhaustion Holdingsin Federal Case
Exhaustion is subject to equitable exceptions., Other, Statutory exhaustion requirement not excusable by the court
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