Wiley moved for compassionate release due to his fragile health (various cardiac issues) and the likelihood of severe illness if he were to contract COVID-19. The court granted his release to live with his parents, a retired police officer and a social worker, concluding that Wiley was not a danger to the community. The court noted that Wiley "served 14 years of his life in prison atoning for his criminal behavior" and he was only 21 when he was sentenced.
United States v. Wiley, 487 F. Supp. 3d 782 (D. Neb. 2020)
Criminal (Federal Charges)
Type of Court
Federal District Court
Type of Case
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
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Place of Incarceration
Name of Facility
FCI Beaumont Medium
First Step Act, 18 U.S.C. § 3582(c)(1)(A)
Wiley will be released to live with parents in Mississippi; order is stayed for up to 14 days to make appropriate travel plans and ensure it is safe for Wiley to travel; probation officer from the District of Nebraska will coordinate with probation officer in the Northern District of Mississippi to ensure order
conspiracy to distribute 50 grams or more of cocaine base; prior charges - unlawful discharge of a firearm into an occupied vehicle; misdemeanor charge of assault by a confined person without using a weapon
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