Following greater than twenty years in jail, 53-year previous James G. Boswell acquired a Compassionate Launch on Jan. 7, 2021. The discharge was secured by, India L. Sneed, a Authorities Legislation & Coverage Apply affiliate within the New York workplace of world regulation agency Greenberg Traurig, representing him professional bono.
NEW YORK, Jan. 29, 2021 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — Following greater than twenty years in jail, 53-year previous James G. Boswell acquired a Compassionate Launch on Jan. 7, 2021. The discharge was secured by, India L. Sneed, a Authorities Legislation & Coverage Apply affiliate within the New York workplace of world regulation agency Greenberg Traurig, representing him professional bono.
“India went above and past to safe this improbable end result for a shopper who was really in want. We’re happy with India, and all the many Greenberg Traurig attorneys who’ve allowed our program to have the influence it does by passionately offering equal entry to justice for the underserved by professional bono work,” mentioned Caroline J. Heller, a shareholder within the agency’s New York workplace Litigation Apply and Chair of Greenberg Traurig’s International Pro Bono program.
Within the spring of 2020, Sneed took on the Compassionate Launch of Prisoners professional bono matter, representing Boswell by the Compassionate Launch Clearinghouse. Based by the Nationwide Affiliation of Felony Protection Attorneys, this venture particularly helps prisoners who current comorbidities, the presence of two or extra sicknesses, which make them extra vulnerable to contracting and dying from COVID-19. This due to this fact makes them eligible for early launch and or dwelling confinement.
In 1999, Boswell was tried and convicted of 1 federal drug crime (conspiracy to distribute) and sentenced to life imprisonment and $4 million in restitution. This was Boswell’s first and solely Felony.
“If charged of the identical crime at present, Mr. Boswell would solely face 5 to fifteen years of imprisonment for his crime. Over the prolonged interval he was incarcerated, Boswell developed a number of well being points together with morbid weight problems, diabetes, hypertension, edema, and skilled a coronary heart assault,” Sneed mentioned. These comorbidities had been demonstrated to Choose Mark Walker of the U.S. District Courtroom of Northern Florida in assist of the Compassionate Launch Movement. Sneed was admitted to the court docket professional hac vice.
Previous to submitting the movement, Sneed filed a Freedom of Data Legislation request to ask for all related paperwork together with medical data, prisoner consumption info, earlier counsel’s letters to the Courtroom and different professional forma paperwork.
“This took months, largely as a result of pushback from the Board of Prisons, the necessity to use U.S. Postal Service mail and incapability to schedule common calls with the shopper as a result of free time of all prisoners was restricted to 1 hour each day,” Sneed mentioned.
The movement was filed on Dec. 23, 2020. The Board of Prisons in addition to the U.S. prosecutor had been against Boswell’s launch and put their positions in writing of their responses to Sneed’s movement. Nevertheless, the Courtroom returned an order in favor of the movement and granted Boswell’s rapid launch to dwelling confinement. He was in the end launched on Jan. 7, 2021 and resides in Marion County, Kentucky together with his fiancée.
Working with Sneed had been Greenberg Traurig Of Counsel Choose Carmen Beauchamp Ciparick, in a supervisory capability from New York, and Greenberg Traurig Shareholder Elliot H. Scherker as native Florida counsel, in Miami. Each are co-chairs of the agency’s Nationwide Appellate Apply Group.
Sneed’s follow is concentrated on authorities relations. She represents shoppers on the Municipal, State and Federal degree on election regulation issues together with petition course of, poll entry, challenges, and court docket proceedings.
Most lately Sneed was concerned within the poll challenges that passed off through the New York State Major; Pennsylvania voter safety and candidate illustration for the Presidential election; and is offering steerage to campaigns taking part within the upcoming New York Metropolis elections.
About Greenberg Traurig’s Professional Bono Program: Greenberg Traurig legal professionals throughout the agency’s places of work present professional bono authorized companies to the indigent and dealing poor, in addition to to quite a few civic and charitable organizations devoted to helping them. The agency focuses its sources on specialised and interrelated points together with civil rights and affirmative motion, anti-human trafficking, household regulation issues, kids’s rights, legal appeals, immigration and political asylum, housing, and homelessness.
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