Healthy Living

Woman in Prison Denied Compassionate Release to Take Care of her Husband with Muscular Dystrophy

Compassionate release allows the prisoner to end their sentence much earlier

Federal courts have the authority to release federal prisoners before the end of their sentences. The Bureau of Prisons has the option of compassionate release “for extraordinary and compelling reasons such as imminent death or serious incapacitation.”  Compassionate release sounds good, but the paperwork, bureaucracy, and delays make it nearly impossible. 

Photo: Can Do Clemency.