New Compassionate Release Program

 

The Federal Bureau of Prisons has instituted a new compassionate release program.

 This new policy allows citizens who were sentenced to a mandatory minimum sentence, and are now suffering a significant health problem, or other family crisis, to apply to the federal district court from which they were sentenced for a compassionate release or reduction in sentence.

This sentencing modification could result in a sentence below the statutorily required mandatory minimum sentence.

We have included a link to the Federal Bureau of prisons site for a full description and guidelines concerning the Compassionate Release Program.

http://www.bop.gov/policy/progstat/5050_049.pdf