COVID-19 Inmate Release Petitions in New York
There is never a good time to be imprisoned or stuck in jail, waiting to hear the news about what will come next for you, but during a global pandemic is another matter entirely. For those who suffer from serious health conditions or who do not feel safe in the environment of prison or jail during this time, there is always the option to petition the courts for an early release due to these circumstances.
If you or a loved one are currently spending time in jail or prison, you may be able to petition for release due to the current global situation surrounding COVID-19, especially if you struggle with underlying health conditions that would make contracting COVID-19 more dangerous for you than for the average inmate.
More than 1500 inmates have been released due to concerns surrounding coronavirus following petitions from their defense lawyers. The inmates were just a few in a long line who have since sought release, many on shorter sentences but some, who suffer from more serious health conditions, have looked for release on longer sentences. Many haven’t been as lucky as those who were released early, including multiple petitions for inmates to be released from Broome County Jail that were denied by a state Supreme Court judge.
Although it seems that the worst may finally be over in New York, there are many inmates who are still left feeling helpless and scared that they may contract the virus, despite increased measures by LEOs and prison administrators to ensure the opposite. In the enclosed environment of prisons and jails, COVID-19 is likely to spread much more easily than it would in the outside world.
Some criminal defense attorneys may not care about your health and safety once you are behind bars. Not so with us. If you suffer from an underlying health condition and are afraid for your health and safety while in prison or jail, contact our law offices to set up an appointment as soon as possible.
We may still be self-isolating, but we are still doing our best to ensure that your needs are taken care of, even if you are already behind bars and feel as though the world has forgotten about you.
There is no excuse for the prison system keeping someone behind bars when it could be dangerous to their health to do so, and we will take whatever steps necessary to help the court system to see it our way. Contact us now.