The court granted Pippin’s motion for compassionate release to a halfway house due to his underlying health conditions including pancytopenia, which results in depressed levels of all three blood cell types, as well as the fact that FCI Lompoc had the most severe COVID-19 prison outbreak in the country at the time. The court determined that since his offenses were nonviolent and he would be in a halfway house, he would not pose a significant danger to the public.
United States v. Pippin, No. 2:16-cr-00266-JCC, 2020 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 88899 (W.D. Wash. May 20, 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
MORE CASE INFORMATION
Place of Incarceration
Name of Facility
First Step Act, 18 U.S.C. § 3582(c)(1)(A)
An additional term of supervised release commensurate with the balance of remaining term of imprisonment
Child pornography: Possessing image files and video files depicting minors, including minors under the age of twelve, engaged in sexually explicit conduct
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.
Pre-Existing Health Conditions
Age, Other, Pancytopenia
Pre-Existing Health Conditions Notes
COVID-19 Positive or Symptomatic
COVID-19 in Jail Prison or Detention Center
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