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Part of the U.S. legal system, compassionate release grants terminally ill inmates an early release from prison.
Compassionate release grants those inmates with a terminal illness or disease to be released from prison to spend their remaining days with family. Such illness or disease diagnosis must be validated and the inmate must have a life expectancy of less than a year typically. Compassionate release is also known as medical parole.
- 18 U.S.C. § 3582(c)(1)(A): Modification of an Imposed Term of Imprisonment
- 18 U.S.C. § 4205(g): Compassionate Release
- 28 CFR part 571, subpart G: Compassionate Release (Procedures for Implementation)
- Frequently Asked Questions About Compassionate Release
- Families Against Mandatory Minimums: Compassionate Release
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