The Court granted pretrial release on bail for Nunez due to his asthma, pneumonia, and recent hospitalization due to an assault by a prison guard. The Court reasoned that although Nunez had an assault conviction, his most recent charge was for unlawful reentry, a nonviolent offense, and he would be able to quarantine with his daughter and be monitored. The Court also stated that Nunez’s ICE detainer did not weigh against his release under the Bail Reform Act.
United States v. Suazo Nunez, 2020 WL 1911226 (S.D.N.Y. April 20, 2020)
Criminal (Federal Charges)
Other, Release, Temporary Restraining Order (TRO), Compensatory and punitive damages and injunctive relief
Type of Court
Federal District Court
Type of Case
Elderly, Immigrant Detention, Post-Conviction Detention [jail or prison], Pre-Existing Health Conditions, Pretrial Detention [jail]
Compassionate Release Case
Case Tracking Number
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Place of Incarceration
Federal Detention Center [typically federal pretrial detention]
Name of Facility
Metropolitan Correctional Center
Substantive Due Process - Punitive Detention (both 14th and 5th Amendments)
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