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August 1, 2022: COMPASSIONATE RELEASE and BOP COVID-19 BLOG


Fast Facts (Full BOP stats can be found here)


Confirmed active cases at 115 BOP facilities and 16 RRCs

Currently positive-testing inmates: 457 (down from 471) Currently positive-testing staff: 528 (up from 474) Recovered inmates currently in the BOP: 49,636 (down from 49,660) Recovered staff: 13,328 (up from 13,308)


Institutions with the largest number of currently positive-testing inmates:

Phoenix FCI: 47 (down from 49)

Chicago: 27 (down from 30)

Sheridan FCI: 26

Institutions with the largest number of currently positive-testing staff:

Central Headquarters: 52 (up from 51)

Carswell FMC: 22 (up from 21)

Houston FDC: 20 (unchanged)

System-wide testing results: Presently, BOP has 140,732 federal inmates in BOP-managed institutions and 13,808 in community-based facilities. Today's stats: Completed tests: 128,712 (up from 128,710) Positive tests: 55,360 (up from 55,358)


Total vaccine doses administered: 325,400 (unchanged)


Terrific Compassionate Release Research Tool: Our friend and colleague Michael Bachrach was kind enough to share a spreadsheet he created of compassionate release grants to lifers and defendants convicted of murder and terrorism. Michael explains:


The first page of the spreadsheet lists all life-sentenced defendants that I have been able to uncover who thereafter won a motion for a reduction of sentence or compassionate release, as well as all murder and terrorism defendants to later won a reduction of sentence or compassionate release regardless whether or not they were originally sentenced to life.

The "murder-case" defendants are all highlighted in yellow. Note that I am including defendants convicted of murder as well as defendants convicted of other crimes where murder was nonetheless a sentencing factor.

The second page is a list of just the "murder-case" defendants.

The third page is just the terrorism defendants.


Thank you, Michael!


Death Watch (Note: The BOP press website announces BOP COVID-related deaths here.) The BOP has announced no new COVID-related inmate deaths. COVID-related inmate deaths remain at 302. Eleven of the inmates died while on home confinement. Staff deaths remain at 7.

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