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January 21, 2022

"The First Step Act, The Pandemic, and Compassionate Release: What Are the Next Steps for the Federal Bureau of Prisons?"

The title of this post is the title of this congressional hearing taking place this morning conducted by the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security of the US House Judiciary Committee.  I cannot yet find links to any written testimony, but here are the scheduled witnesses from this Witness List:

Homer Venters, Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor, NYU School of Global Public Health

Alison Guernsey, Clinical Associate Professor of Law, University of Iowa College of Law

Gwen Levi, Baltimore, MD

Melissa Hamilton, Professor of Law and Criminal Justice, University of Surrey, School of Law

Gretta L. Goodwin, Director, Homeland Security and Justice, U.S. Government Accountability Office

Julie Kelly, Senior Contributor, American Greatness

January 21, 2022 at 10:47 AM | Permalink


No offense to this very intelligent speakers, but how many compassionate release motions have they filed?

How many of their clients have died with compassionate release motions pending?

This is such a depressing dog and pony show to be honest.

Posted by: Zachary Newland | Jan 21, 2022 10:53:25 AM

Venters supplied an affidavit that was used to great effect in many early-pandemic CR motions.

Guernsey's clinic has filed many CR motions.

Levi was a federal prisoner during the pandemic.

Not sure about the others.

Posted by: AFPD | Jan 22, 2022 3:03:45 PM

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