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BOP COVID-19 UPDATE -- March 22, 2021

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Quick Facts:

Currently positive-testing inmates: 451 (down from 514)

Currently positive-testing staff: 1,363 (down from 1,370)

Recovered inmates: 47,097 (up from 47,094)

Recovered staff: 5,298 (up from 5,283)

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

Florence (High) USP: 49 (unchanged)

Beaumont USP: 33 (unchanged)

Florence FCI: 30 (down rom 32)

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

Pollock USP: 84 (unchanged)

Tucson USP: 69 (unchanged)

Talladega FCI: 46 (unchanged)

(the above numbers have barely changed in more than three weeks and therefore are deemed unreliable)

System-wide testing results: Presently, BOP has 125,458 federal inmates in BOP-managed institutions and 13,684 in community-based facilities. Today's stats:

Completed tests: 107,748 (up from 107,724)

Positive tests: 46,740 (down(?) from 46,799)

Case Note: "The Court sincerely hopes Mr. Hall will go forth and live a law-abiding life..."

In U.S. v. LEWIS HALL, 2021 WL 1031560, at *1 (N.D. Ohio Mar. 17, 2021) (Polster, J.), the defendant received the largesse of two judges to effectuate his compassionate release: "On November 5, 2013, Mr. Hall was sentenced in the Northern District of Illinois to 132 months in prison for conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute heroin, followed by five (5) years of supervised release. See Northern District of Illinois (“NDOI”) ECF Doc. #: 222. On January 16, 2014, in response to a supervisory release violation relating to Mr. Hall's offense before this Court, the Court scheduled a Violation Hearing for February 18, 2014. See ECF Doc. #: 46. On February 18, 2014, Mr. Hall admitted to the violations, and the Court revoked Mr. Hall's supervised release and sentenced him to 24 months in custody with the first 12 months running concurrently with Mr. Hall's Northern District of Illinois sentence, and the second 12 months running consecutively. See ECF Doc. ##: 46-47. On August 12, 2020, Mr. Hall filed a motion for compassionate release in the Northern District of Illinois. See NDOI ECF Doc. #: 222. On March 8, 2021, Mr. Hall's motion was granted, and Mr. Hall's sentence was reduced to time served with a fourteen-day stay to allow him to quarantine. See NDOI ECF Doc. ##: 231-34. However, because this Court revoked Mr. Hall's supervisory release in connection with his offense before this Court and sentenced him to 24 months in custody, Mr. Hall still has 12 months to serve, despite being granted compassionate release in the Northern District of Illinois. Accordingly, after confirming with Judge Kennelly that he intended to release Mr. Hall once he clears quarantine and upon careful consideration, the Court finds it appropriate to commute Mr. Hall's supervisory release sentence to time served in accordance with Judge Kennelly's order granting Mr. Hall compassionate release pursuant to 18 U.S.C § 3582(c)(1)(A). The time Mr. Hall has served is sufficient punishment, in light of Judge Kennelly's findings related to Mr. Hall's medical condition. See NDOI ECF Doc. #: 231. Mr. Hall can now be released from the Bureau of Prisons after his quarantine in accordance with Judge Kennelly's order. See id. The Court sincerely hopes Mr. Hall will go forth and live a law-abiding life.”

Death Watch: The BOP reports no new COVID-19-related deaths. Inmate deaths remain at 226. Four of these inmates died while on home confinement. Staff fatalities remain at 4.

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