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Old 10-07-2020, 08:19 AM
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Default 98% of bop compassionate release filings denied

The Marshal Project issued a report today on the federal bureau of prisons' handling of the nearly 11,000 compassionate release applications filed this spring. Unsurprisingly 98% were denied, or were considered too inconsequential for the warden to even reply.
https://www.themarshallproject.org/2...nt-were-denied

Since the bop's decision that Covid 19 is not justification for compassionate release, so far 134 federal prisoners have died of COVID-19, and more than 15,800 have fallen ill.

A few of their distressing findings, there are many more:

"Of the 10,940 federal prisoners who applied for compassionate release from March through May, wardens approved 156. Some wardens, including those at Seagoville in Texas and Oakdale in Louisiana, did not respond to any request in that time frame, according to the data, while others responded only to deny them all."

"Higher-ups in Washington, D.C., reviewed 84 of the warden approvals and overturned all but 11. Time and again, the only way prisoners were able to win compassionate release was to take the bureau to court to fight the wardens' denials."

"At Elkton, an early hot spot in Ohio where nine prisoners died of COVID-19 and more than 900 got sick beginning in March, the warden denied 866 out of 867 requests for compassionate release between March 1 and May 31."
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Wait a minute.....what was that court rendering that concluded with something about BOP being held accountable re Compassionate Release denials?So, uh, where is it? Where's the accountability? How terribly sad
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As bizarre as it sounds, the bop has always ignored Congress and the courts. They have learned that doing so almost never carries any penalties, especially when they use the all encompassing mantra of "safety & security".

I used to think that federal legislators and/or federal judges would get upset at the bop arrogantly ignoring their laws or court orders, but that seems to be something that is reserved for almost everyone else, not the bop.
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It's a little confusing, because a lot of people were released by wardens without CR label. Some may get brought back in, some were able to finish their sentence at home, in essence given a furlough. I feel I personally know of over 100 people who are at home, under a variety of reasons. I think I'm going to talk to the Marshall Project writers and see what can be done to include those other folks.
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