Compassionate release granted for paraplegic individual who served seven years of ten year sentence for drug trafficking. Despite significant criminal history, court found that his deteriorating health limited his risk of recidivism, and that his health conditions combined with his diagnosed case of COVID-19 constituted extraordinary and compelling reasons for release.
United States v. Huntley, No. 1:13-cr-00119-ABJ, Dkt. No. 263 (D.D.C. May 5, 2020).
Criminal (Federal Charges)
Release, Temporary Restraining Order (TRO)
Type of Court
Federal District Court
District of Columbia
Type of Case
Elderly, Immigrant Detention, Post-Conviction Detention [jail or prison], Pre-Existing Health Conditions, Pretrial Detention [jail]
Compassionate Release Case
Compassionate Release Specific Characteristics
Has a disciplinary history, Has a significant criminal history
Case Tracking Number
MORE CASE INFORMATION
Place of Incarceration
Name of Facility
Butner Medium I Federal Correction Institution
Eighth Amendment - Deliberate Indifference, Substantive Due Process - Punitive Detention (both 14th and 5th Amendments)
Conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute five kilograms or more of cocaine and 280 grams of cocaine base; significant criminal history including repeated convictions for distribution and possession of cocaine as well as possessing a firearm during a drug trafficking offense.
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.
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