April 19, 2020

Inmate Release Exhaustion Rule Should Be Waived For COVID

Published in: Law360 |

Prior to the Covid-19 pandemic, a defendant’s application for compassionate release from a federal correctional facility was often seen as “frivolous on its face.” The Covid-19 health crisis changed all of that. In this Law360 article, Jolene LaVigne-Albert analyzes the issue of the administrative exhaustion requirement: in the midst of the pandemic, a court’s willingness to waive the 30-day waiting period could become a matter of life or death.