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June 29, 2021: BOP COVID-19 AND COMPASSIONATE RELEASE UPDATE



Quick Facts: Currently positive-testing inmates: 50 (down from 52) Currently positive-testing staff: 133 (unchanged) Recovered inmates: 44,225 (down from 44,295) Recovered staff: 6,883 (up from 6,882) Institutions with the largest number of currently positive-testing inmates:

Keeton Corrections Inc (RRC): 9 (unchanged)

Alston Wilkes Society Inc. (RRC): 5 (unchanged))

Bennettsville FCI: 3

Institutions with the largest number of currently positive-testing staff: Pekin FCI: 9 (unchanged)

Big Sandy USP: 6

Central Office HQ: 6 (unchanged) System-wide testing results: Presently, BOP has 129,600 federal inmates in BOP-managed institutions and 13,911 in community-based facilities. Today's stats: Completed tests: 115,765 (up from 115,652) Positive tests: 43,665 (down from 43,737)

Case Note: Court finds defendant's desire to care for his mother, recently diagnosed with Parkinson's disease, and her disabled veteran husband, extraordinary and compelling...


in U.S. v. ERIC SCOTT MCCAULEY, 2021 WL 2584383 (W.D. Mo. June 23, 2021) (Bough, J.), the court found that defendant's desire to step in and care for his father, now that his mother was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, is extraordinary and compelling, explaining: "On January 19, 2012, the Honorable Nanette K. Laughrey sentenced Defendant to a total term of 276 months of imprisonment. … According to the Government, Defendant's projected date of release from prison is September 28, 2028. … On April 23, 2021, Defendant filed the pending motion for compassionate release. Defendant argues in part that his mother was recently diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease and needs his assistance, that he has exhibited good conduct while in prison, and that he has employment opportunities upon his release. … The Court also finds that Defendant has shown extraordinary and compelling reasons for a sentence reduction. Defendant's family circumstances have recently and significantly changed. On or about May 13, 2021, Defendant's mother was diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease. (Doc. #403, pp. 3-5; Doc. #403-1, p. 2.) Ms. McCauley reports difficulty swallowing, falling down frequently, forgetfulness, and a reduction of fine motor skills. Over the last several years, Ms. McCauley has been the caretaker of her 74 year-old husband. Her husband served in the Vietnam War and is 60% disabled as a result of his service and exposure to Agent Orange. Ms. McCauley's husband also suffers from diabetes, heart disease, cancer, COPD, stenosis, and chronic bronchitis. Ms. McCauley states that it has been “increasingly difficult to care for him as my disease has progressed, and I can no longer do it.” (Doc. #403-1, p. 2.) Defendant states that if he is released, he will live with both his mother and his teenage son and can help care for his mother and her husband. The Court finds that Defendant's family circumstances are extraordinary and compelling. Ms. McCauley and her husband are elderly, have various debilitating and progressive health conditions, and will require additional assistance over time. If Defendant is released, he will be able to provide the care and support that they ne

Death Watch: The government has reported no additional inmate fatalities, leaving the number of inmate fatalities at 240. Five of these inmates died while on home confinement. Staff fatalities remain at 4.

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