What is the “Compassionate Release” Program offered to federal inmates by the Bureau of Prisons?

Inmates in federal correctional facilities and their families have the right to request a sentence reduction or early termination under the Bureau of Prison’s “Compassionate Release” program, but many people don’t understand how the program works, or how to apply for it. We’ve put together some information that may answer some common questions about the…

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Arrest of Huawei CFO Meng Wanzou Points to an Increase in Prosecutions for Violating US Sanctions Against Iran

Federal prosecutors in New York arrested Meng Wanzhou, the Chief Financial Officer of Huawei Technologies, a global manufacturing company based in China. Arrested in Canada, Wanzhou now faces extradition and prosecution in the United States. While prosecutors haven’t yet announced what criminal charges they are bringing against Wanzhou, it is widely believed that the charges…

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