Wilson previously contracted COVID-19 and recovered, and suffers from hypertension, high cholesterol, chronic asthma, and an upper respiratory infection. The court denied Wilson's motion for compassionate release because FCI Terminal Islands had no current COVID cases at the time of the decision and it concluded that Wilson did not present convincing evidence that he would become severely ill were he to contract COVID-19, as he has already tested positive and recovered, is young, and his hypertension is "currently well managed by BOP." The court did not resolve the issue of administrative exhaustion because Wilson failed to establish compelling reasons for release. The court also concluded that release would be inconsistent with the 18 U.S.C § 3553(a) factors because he repeatedly violated conditions of pretrial release, failed to comply with the rules of a drug program, and served less than half of his sentence.
United States v. Wilson, No. 1:15-CR-00046-NONE, 2020 WL 5763812 (E.D. Cal. Sept. 28, 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
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Place of Incarceration
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FCI Terminal Island
First Step Act, 18 U.S.C. § 3582(c)(1)(A)
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