***FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE***
On Friday, June 12, 2020, Jack Tinney of Hendrickson & Long, P.L.L.C., obtained the first compassionate release for a federal inmate in the Southern District of West Virginia.
Our client (“R.W.”) was sentenced to a 60-month term of imprisonment in June of 2018. He was incarcerated at the low-security federal correctional institution at FCI Elkton. During his incarceration, R.W. experienced health issues, which caused him to be identified as medically vulnerable to contracting COVID-19. On April 9, 2020, R.W. requested relief under the newly enacted First Step Act and Hendrickson & Long, P.L.L.C. filed a motion seeking immediate compassionate release on R.W.’s behalf.
On June 12, following two evidentiary hearings on the issue, the Federal District Court found that extraordinary and compelling conditions existed, and ordered R.W.’s immediate release. He will serve a portion of his remaining sentence on home confinement and supervised release.
FCI Elkton is a low security facility housing approximately 2,000 inmates in a dormitory style environment. County health officials report that over 500 inmates have tested positive for COVID-19, nine inmates have died and dozens of staff members have been infected.
Compassionate release is an option if your loved one is incarcerated and falls within the CDC COVID-19 criteria (people over 65 years old, and people with a condition that affects their lungs, heart, kidney, immune system or who have another serious chronic medical condition).
ABOUT JACK TINNEY
After working as an Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of West Virginia, Jack Tinney has spent the last 20 years defending clients from criminal charges in both the federal district courts and on appeal.
ABOUT HENDRICKSON AND LONG, P.L.L.C.
Hendrickson & Long, P.L.L.C. is located in the heart of downtown Charleston, founded on the premise that a smaller team of highly skilled and experienced attorneys and staff who work well together can offer quality services, resources and expertise more efficiently and at far more competitive rates.
Jack’s result for R.W. is the culmination of those beliefs coming together for our clients once again.
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