The U.S. Sentencing Commission might make medical neglect a qualifying condition for compassionate release.
The Supreme Court nominee's critics say she clearly did, but several federal appeals courts disagree.
The record number of reduced sentences still represented a tiny share of the federal prison population.
Atilano Dominguez was serving a life sentence for marijuana offenses, and federal prosecutors tried to ensure he died behind bars.
Many benefit from an increase in "good time" credits and from retroactive reductions in crack cocaine mandatory minimum sentences.
81 Federal Prisoners Have Died While Waiting for the Government to Decide If They Were Sick Enough to Go Home
The Justice Department has finally shared data from the "compassionate release" program, and the numbers aren't pretty.
Religious institutions and conservative groups join criminal justice reformers in calling on BOP to reform compassionate release.
"Compassionate release" is an excellent tool that the BOP refuses to use.