Month: June 2020

FCI Lompoc has the largest outbreak of any federal prison for COVID-19 or coronavirus. Can I get early release or compassionate release?

The COVID-19 time bomb ticking inside the Lompoc prison complex since late March detonated in dramatic fashion this week as the federal facility confirmed 912 open cases among inmates and 25 cases among staff. The outbreak remains the largest in any federal prison in the United States. The rest of Santa Barbara County has reported 475 total positive cases. The sharp increase in numbers — the complex announced only 172 active infections on May 6 — is attributable to …

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Am I Included in the Lawsuit Against California Department of Corrections Demanding Early Release of Low-Risk Inmates from State Prisons?

The coronavirus pandemic is giving new urgency to an ongoing lawsuit against the California Department of Corrections that demands the release of “low-risk” inmates from state prisons. Lawyers for inmates have filed additional motions asking that those who are deemed low risk by the state and would already be released in the next year be released immediately to prevent the spread of the virus. A special hearing on the motion is scheduled for Thursday afternoon …

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San Quentin is now a hot spot for COVID-19 or coronavirus. What are my chances for early release?

The number of coronavirus cases in California’s San Quentin state prison has tripled within the last two weeks, prompting advocates, families and attorneys to demand urgent action to fast track the release of prisoners and curb the spread among correctional officers. San Quentin, California’s oldest prison and home to the state’s only death row for male prisoners, reported its first batch of 15 positive cases on 3 June. Since then, that number has risen to …

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Should I Infect Myself with COVID-19 or Coronavirus to Get Early Federal Prison Release or State Prison Compassionate Release?

The Los Angeles County jail inmates had one goal in mind: get infected with the novel coronavirus so they could be released from custody. And they were going to do it together. One by one last month, groups of inmates inside the North County Correctional Facility in Castaic, Calif., drank from the same hot-water bottle and sniffed out of one face mask before passing it to the next guy for his turn, according to surveillance …

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I’m in California State Prison in Los Angeles County. Is There a Program for Early Compassionate Release Due to COVID-19 or Coronavirus?

LOS ANGELES (CNS)— Early release from prison is under consideration Monday as the California Department of Corrections announced the first inmate tested positive for the Coronavirus in Lancaster. “The patient is in stable condition and is being treated on-site,” the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation said in a statement released Sunday. The patient is an inmate at California State Prison in Lancaster and has been in isolation since March 19, when he reported not …

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