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Reliance on policy statement to deny release was error (access required)

Where a provision of the sentencing manual is not binding on a court considering a compassionate release motion, it was error for the district court to deny the defendant’s First Step Act motion for release, based on the “threshold requirements” in the policy statement. Background Daniel Little appeals the district court’s order denying his motion for compassionate ...