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An Informational Guide to Compassionate Release in Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania Institutional Law Project, 2014

Aging Prisoners: A Brief Report of Key Legal and Policy Dilemmas

Doron, Israel Issi and Helene Love, 2013.

The problems surrounding the imprisonment of elderly offenders are examined. The key legal and policy challenges concerning older prisoners covered are: early and compassionate release; segregation or integration; the meaning of imprisonment in old age and its legal implications; fixed versus tailored sentences; and if prison is the right place to confine older offenders. The authors conclude with a discussion of whether there is a need for “age specific” legal policy for older inmates.

Resource ID: 027574

Compassionate Release/Reduction of Sentence: Procedures for Implementation of 18 U.S.C. 3582(c)(A) and 4205(g)

United States Bureau of Prisons (BOP), 2013

This Program Statement explains how the United States Bureau of Prisons (BOP) determines and implements requests from inmates for compassionate release or reduction in sentence.

Document ID: 027562

The Federal Bureau of Prisons' Compassionate Release Program

U.S. Department of Justice, Office of the Inspector General, Evaluation and Inspections Division, 2013

Balancing Punishment and Compassion for Seriously Ill Prisoners [Article]

Williams, Brie A., Rebecca L. Sudore, Robert Greifinger and Sean R. Morrison, 2011

Anyone involved with the compassionate release process needs to read this article.

Document ID: 025212

Compassionate Release for the Terminally Ill

Hawaii Department of Public Safety, Corrections Administration Policy and Procedures, 2011

Maine Legislature, 2009

This act covers the release from prison or jail of terminally ill inmates into supervised community confinement.

Document ID: 023951