by Mary Price, Families Against Mandatory Minimums
Compassionate release allows prisoners facing imminent death, advancing age, or debilitating medical conditions to secure early release when those developments diminish the need for or morality of continued imprisonment.
We believe that shedding light on state compassionate release policies and programs is the first step to improving them.
This report and the 51 state memos accompanying it are our contribution to the people for whom compassionate release is designed. Click to read more or download the full report.