The coronavirus pandemic is impacting all walks of life. With the number of cases soaring, it is apparent that social distancing is necessary to stop the spread of the virus. Unfortunately, social distancing is not usually possible in prison. Prisons are designed to contain a number of individuals in various common spaces and cells. The only way to provide for proper social distancing is to reduce the number of inmates. One way the government does this is to release some inmates. With that in mind, it may be possible to receive a compassionate release. What is a Compassionate Release? Compassionate release is a program that allows some inmates to leave the prison facility and go on home confinement for extraordinary or compelling circumstances. In the past, these types of incidences were most often related to serious medical conditions. Due to the pandemic, some inmates may have conditions that might make them more vulnerable.
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