Compassionate Release – Is Judge’s Discretion Limitless?

We have at least one person call our office every week asking about compassionate release, usually in the context of “he has served enough time – can’t they just let him come home?” The conversation then moves to proper grounds for resentencing and then their loved one’s health and the power of a judge to order a prisoner released under compassionate release. What is required for this? What can the judge really do? To read more about compassionate release, please click on the following link –

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