U.S. v. Johnson (W.D. Wash.)- Compassionate Release Granted - CDC Risk Category
The court approved Johnson's motion for compassionate release because Johnson met all three elements for 18 U.S.C. § 3582(c)(1). First, he had served more than half of a 120-month sentence for aggravated sexual abuse of a member of the Lummi Nation. Second, the court cited Johnson's type 2 diabetes, in combination with his other health conditions (like chronic Hepatitis C), as "increas[ing] the risk of serious illness in light of COVID-19" in addition to the "reduced ability for self-care in the penitentiary". And third, release was consistent with U.S. Sentencing Guidelines because "the additional restrictions proposed by the U.S. Probation and Pretrial Services and incorporated into this Order are designed to allay [government's] concerns and protect the safety of the victim and Lummi Nation."
United States v. Johnson, No. CR13-166 MJP, 2020 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 183358 (W.D. Wash. Oct. 2, 2020)
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