Solomon's motion for compassionate release was unopposed by the government so the court found that the exhaustion requirement had been waived. It proceeded to grant compassionate release after "[h]aving considered the particular history and characteristics of this defendant, his rehabilitative work in custody, and the fact that government agrees with defendant’s release plan" and "[found] that defendant [did] not present a danger to the community." In addition, the court acknowledged Solomon's increased susceptibility to COVID due to his previous exposure and pre-existing conditions, including obesity, chronic Hepatitis C, and a seizure disorder.
United States v. Solomon, No. 6:15-CR-00157-AA, 2020 WL 5908998 (D. Or. Oct. 6, 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
FCI Terminal Island
First Step Act, 18 U.S.C. § 3582(c)(1)(A)
"The Court orders that defendant be tested for COVID-19 prior to release. Defendant shall be released immediately pending a negative test for COVID-19. Should defendant test positive for COVID-19, he shall be held in custody until he can be released to Catherine Boettcher who will transport him through private transportation to her residence in Washougal, Washington. Both defendant and Ms. Boettcher shall observe appropriate protocols for transporting someone who has tested positive for COVID-19."
"one Count of Felon in Possession of a Firearm 18 U.S.C. § 922(g)(l)"
Obesity (BMI not specified), Hepatitis (chronic Hepatitis C)
COVID-19 Positive or Symptomatic
COVID-19 in Jail Prison or Detention Center
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