The court granted a motion for compassionate release for individual as they suffered from serious health issues, complied with the exhaustion requirements, and played only a minor role in a serious crime.
United States v. Norris, No. 7:19-cr-36-BO-2, 2020 WL 2110640 (E.D.N.C. Apr. 30, 2020)
Criminal (Federal Charges)
Bond Hearing, Preliminary Injunction (PI), Release, Temporary Restraining Order (TRO)
Type of Court
Federal District Court
Type of Case
Immigrant Detention, Post-Conviction Detention [jail or prison], Pre-Existing Health Conditions, Significant Criminal History
Compassionate Release Case
Compassionate Release Specific Characteristics
Has a significant criminal history
Case Tracking Number
MORE CASE INFORMATION
Place of Incarceration
Name of Facility
Piedmont Regional Jail in Farmville, Virginia
Eighth Amendment - Deliberate Indifference, Procedural Due Process (both 14th and 5th Amendments), Substantive Due Process - Punitive Detention (both 14th and 5th Amendments)
First Step Act Exhaustion, First Step Act, 18 U.S.C. § 3582(c)(1)(A), § 2241 Habeas, § 2254 Habeas
Sentence modified to term of probation with home detention and electronic monitoring.
Conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute fifty grams or more of methamphetamine; Distribution of fifty grams of methamphetamine
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., Other, Statutory exhaustion requirement not excusable by the court
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