Covid-19 Federal Prison Release Petition Attorneys: Helping Federal Prisoners Go Home Under Habeas Corpus
The COVID-19 global pandemic in 2020 brought a nationwide push to free inmates from prisons and jails, to lessen the spread and global impact of the virus. Conditions inside Federal prisons are cramped, with no room for social distancing and inmates being forced to share bars of soap in communal showers.
In one prison in Lincoln County, Arkansas, 731 inmates tested positive. Experts predicted COVID-19 impacting a large percentage of the prison population, and the Bureau of Prisons has reported thousands of federal inmates and hundreds of Bureau of Prisons staff have confirmed positive test results for COVID-19.
Additionally, 44, federal inmate deaths were reported as of May 7, 2020.
Civil rights groups have compared prisons and jails to Petri dishes for COVID-19, where the diseases have spread quickly to inmates, guards, staff, and surrounding communities.
Push for Early Release
Following the explosive spread of COVID-19 in the prison system in late March 2020, U.S. Attorney General William Barr issued a memo which ordered government officials administering federal prisons to “immediately maximize” release of prisoners to home confinement to prevent the spread of the virus.
Unfortunately for those incarcerated, getting released has not been easy or simple, despite Federal prisons being hit hard by the spread of coronavirus. Judges have denied releases, citing correction officials haven’t acted with deliberate indifference to inmates’ health concerns.
It’s advisable that you contact Arkady Bukh – a knowledgeable inmate release attorney – who has a track record of success in habeas corpus release motions, both on a state and federal level.
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Compassionate Release Program
The federal government has a compassionate release program, which makes inmates in criminal justice systems eligible for early, immediate release if certain conditions are met, specifically on the grounds of “particularly extraordinary or compelling circumstances which could not reasonably have been foreseen by the court at the time of sentencing”.
Forms of this program are used for people suffering terminal illness, advanced age, sickness (including COVID-19) debilitation, or extreme family circumstances outweigh continued imprisonment. Cost of housing and issues with accommodations and providing proper medical care.
Nationwide COVID-19 Release Petition Attorney
Hiring an attorney to assist in a COVID-19 release petition is an important first step in helping a loved one. A skilled and knowledgeable habeas corpus lawyer can give your loved one the best possible chance at release from prison.
The experienced criminal attorneys at Bukh Law Firm understand the relevant regulations and requirements to release programs in New York and other states, and can help you quickly develop a release petition that fulfills Bureau requirements and is most likely to be approved.
Working with the Best Medical Doctors for a Full Document Review of Court and Medical Records
As part of the petition preparation, Arkady Bukh, Esq will review court records and authorize an experienced MD to examine the inmate’s medical records to make sure all supporting documentation is included in your petition.
This may include asking the U.S. Attorney to move the inmate’s district of sentencing to move the court for a reduction in sentencing or release from prison or jail. If the request is denied, we can help with an appeal, or strategize the best response and path going forward, based on your unique situation and the status of COVID-19 at your correctional facility.
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Our prison release attorneys are here seven days a week to answer your questions and provide guidance to work on your federal or state case.
Call us for a free consultation of your COVID-19 release petition and see how we can help you. Phone and video consultations are available.