A federal judge in Manhattan declined on Friday to order the release of Lynne F. Stewart, former defense lawyer, who is dying in federal prison in Texas


Dying Lawyer’s Request for Release From Prison Is Turned Down

Published: August 9, 2013


Robert Stolarik for The New York Times


The judge, John G. Koeltl of United States District Court, said he could not order such a release under a federal Bureau of Prisons program for terminally ill inmates without the bureau’s first making a motion seeking such action. But the judge suggested that he would look favorably upon such a request if it were presented by the bureau.

“The court would give prompt and sympathetic consideration to any motion for compassionate release filed by th

e B.O.P, but it is for the B.O.P. to make that…

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