Thursday, June 25, 2020

Disparity in White Collar and Non-White Collar Compassionate Release

There appears to be a growing economic disparity between those benefitting from compassionate release and those who are not being heard. Paul Manafort and others are being sent home due to COVID19 concerns. The latest is former judge Michael Conahan, who was allegedly involved in a scheme involving kickbacks from juvenile facilities.  See Michael R. Sisak & Michael Balsamo, AP, Kids-for-cash judge released from prison over virus concerns 

Many of the individuals receiving this relief should in fact be released.  Our prisons could certainly use some social distancing, not to mention the fact that we are country with exhorbitant prison populations.  But how about some parity in this relief?


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