BOP Shares Its (Very Low) Numbers on “Compassionate Release”

By Christopher Zoukis Midway through the second Obama term, the Department of Justice (DOJ), the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) and some other government agencies began to show greater interest in “compassionate release” — systematically reducing sentences of federal inmates with “extraordinary and compelling” reasons, such as advanced age, debilitating or terminal illness — for […]

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Despite ADA, Inmates With Disabilities Face Neglect

By Christopher Zoukis In a 1998 decision, Pennsylvania Department of Corrections v. Yeskey, the Supreme Court made clear Title II of the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) prohibits not just federal, but also state and local corrections from discriminating against otherwise qualified individuals due to their disabilities. First-time offender Roland Yeskey was sentenced to a […]

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