NLG Calls on Atty. General Holder to Grant Compassionate Release to Lynne Stewart


Moorbey'z Blog

September 11, 2013

Press release below is also available online at
https://www.nlg.org/news/releases/lynne-stewart-letter-to-holder

NEW YORK–The National Lawyers Guild, and several legal and social justice
organizations, today called on Attorney GeneralEric Holder to direct the
Bureau of Prisons to grant compassionate release to Lynne Stewart, whose
medical condition continues to deteriorate. Citing reforms to the Bureau of
Prison’s (BOP) compassionate release program, which Holder announced to the
American Bar Association in San Francisco in August 2013, the letter urges
that the process of consideration be expedited, given that compassionate
release was previously approved by the warden at the Federal Medical Center
at Carswell, where Ms. Stewart is serving her ten-year sentence, and given
that her condition clearly falls within the newly-announced standards for
compassionate release.

During an August 8 hearing, Judge John Koeltl agreed that Ms. Stewart’s
medical condition had seriously deteriorated. The U.S. Attorney did not
refute this…

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  1. Pingback: Under Tears I beg to Let Attorney Lynne Stewart free! Lynne is SEVENTYFOUR Years old and so sick…MISERICORDIA for Lynne! | My Blog Women in Jail

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