Federal District Court Judge uses compassionate release as a second look resentencing provision

I recently posted about my new law review article called Second Looks & Second Chances, and the argument that federal district court judges may use the compassionate release, as amended by the First Step Act, to give second looks in individual cases and then...

A Second Look at a Second Chance: Seeking a Sentence Reduction under the Compassionate Release Statute, 18 U.S.C. § 3582(c)(1)(A), as Amended by the First Step Act

There is a viable argument for why federal district court judges can use the compassionate release statute, as amended by the First Step Act, as a second look provision to reduce a sentence for people in federal prison if “extraordinary and compelling reasons” are...
Criminal Justice Reform Policy Work

Criminal Justice Reform Policy Work

Shon Hopwood is a founding partner at Prison Professors. He is also a leading voice in the movement for criminal justice reform. Recently, Shon shared the stage with several leaders at the prestigious Brookings Institute in Washington DC. Governor Terry McAuliffe,...

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