Requests for compassionate release on the rise

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INDIANAPOLIS — Requests for compassionate release from prison are skyrocketing.

According to Bloomberg News in March and April, federal judges alone ruled on more than 400 petitions. Last year that number was only 16 for those same months. Maya Ragsdale is an attorney at Dream Defenders and shares more about a case involving a paraplegic man who has been in jail for four years without a trial.

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