The Court granted release on the grounds that the Defendant had served over twenty-four years behind bars for nonviolent charges and was a first-time offender. Defendant is 76 with multiple health conditions, including hypertension, diabetes, and a kidney disease.
United States v. Sanchez, No. 1:95-cr-00421-MGC, Dkt. 290 (S.D. Fla. April 27, 2020)
Criminal (Federal Charges)
Class Certification, Preliminary Injunction (PI), Release, Temporary Restraining Order (TRO)
Type of Court
Federal District Court
Type of Case
Elderly, Immigrant Detention, Post-Conviction Detention [jail or prison], Pre-Existing Health Conditions
Compassionate Release Case
Compassionate Release Specific Characteristics
Only served a small portion of their sentence (less than 33%)
Case Tracking Number
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Place of Incarceration
Substantive Due Process - Deliberate Indifference (both 14th and 5th Amendments), Substantive Due Process - Punitive Detention (both 14th and 5th Amendments)
Bail Reform Act, Bail Pending Sentence or Appeal, 18 U.S.C. § 3143, First Step Act Exhaustion, First Step Act, 18 U.S.C. § 3582(c)(1)(A), Other, § 2241 Habeas, U.S.S.G. § 1B1.13
Sentence reduced to time served, all other conditions of sentence remain
Conspiracy to import marijuana, Importation of marijuana, conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute marijuana, Attempted possession of marijuana with intent to distribute
Compassionate Release Exhaustion Holdingsin Federal Case
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