The court granted compassionate release due to the individual's risk of contracting COVID-19. She had pre-existing conditions making her highly vulnerable to COVID-19 including COPD and asthma. She had also served virtually the entire custodial sentence, with only 5% of her sentence remaining. The court determined that recidivism was unlikely given her health conditions and limited mobility due to quarantining.
United States v. Miller, No. 3:15-cr-132-2, 2020 WL 3187348 (D. Conn. June 15, 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
Case Tracking Number
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Place of Incarceration
Name of Facility
Federal Medical Center Carswell, Fort Worth, TX
First Step Act, 18 U.S.C. § 3582(c)(1)(A)
One count of Conspiracy to Distribute, and to Possess with Intent to Distribute, Cocaine Base, in violation of 21 U.S.C. §§ 846, 841(a)(1) and (b)(1)(C)
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.
Crowdsourced legal documents from around the country related to COVID-19 and incarceration, organized, collected, and summarized for public defenders, litigators, and other advocates. Created and managed by Bronx Defenders, Columbia Law School’s Center for Institutional and Social Change, UCLA Law COVID-19 Behind Bars Data Project, and Zealous. Mostly federal court opinions, but now expanding to states and legal filings, declarations, and exhibits.
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