Understanding Compassionate Release from Federal Prison in Texas

 Posted on December 09,2022 in Criminal Law

San Antonio criminal defense lawyerIn recent years, more and more people have become aware and taken issue with the high number of inmates currently serving time in the United States prison system. Of all 50 states, Texas has the highest number of inmates at 135,906. Advocates for civil liberties in the United States have taken significant exception to the fact that the U.S. has such a high number of incarcerated individuals. Many federal prisoners work hard while in prison to pay their debts back to society to obtain an early release or a sentence reduction from prison. The avenue of “compassionate release” may be available to particular federal prisoners.  

However, a compassionate release is not available to all federal inmates. Therefore, this blog will delve into the requirements for a prisoner to secure a compassionate release. Moreover, suppose you are interested in seeking a compassionate release. In that case, you must first consult with an experienced attorney who knows what the process entails and can ensure everything is done to give you a chance to obtain such a release. 

Information Regarding Compassionate Release

According to the Compassionate Release Program for federal prisoners, “extraordinary or compelling circumstances” that could not have been rationally expected are required for a prisoner to be eligible for a compassionate release. Furthermore, other situations where a compassionate release may be granted include:  

  • Certain medical conditions – If an inmate suffers from a terminal illness and has a life expectancy of fewer than 18 months, they may qualify for a compassionate release. In addition, if an inmate is experiencing a highly debilitating medical condition to the extent that they can no longer take care of themselves or are bedridden over 50 percent of the time, they, too, may be eligible for a compassionate release. 
  • Senior inmates – If an inmate is at least 65 years old and has served either 10 years of their sentence or the equivalent of 75 percent of their sentence, compassionate release could be possible. An inmate may also be eligible if they are over 65, have completed at least 50 percent of their sentence, and have poor physical or mental health that is not expected to improve through traditional medical treatments.
  • Family issues – If an inmate has a family member who dies or becomes incapacitated and leaves behind a child with no one to look after them, the prisoner may be granted a reduced sentence or an early release from prison. Furthermore, if an inmate’s spouse becomes incapacitated and has no one to look after them, the inmate may be granted a reduction in sentence or early release to take care of that family member. 

Contact a San Antonio Compassionate Release Attorney 

If you are a federal prisoner interested in obtaining a compassionate release, consult with an experienced attorney who has dealt with such cases and can help you know and protect your rights. Contact the skillful San Antonio compassionate release lawyers with Law Offices of Sam H. Lock. Call 210-226-0965 for a





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