How Prioritizing Home Confinement During COVID-19 Impacts You

April 15, 2020

COVID-19 has upended many societal arrangements in the weeks that it has impacted our nation and the months that is has impacted our world. One of those ways is how Arizona prisoners are housed in jails or prisons and whether or not the continued presence of some or all inmates at a particular location could contribute to the spread of COVID-19. As such, the Attorney General has issued a memorandum stating that the utilization of home confinement for certain prisoners is appropriate, at the discretion of the Bureau of Prisons, in order to help stem the rising tide of this virus.

Why does the COVID-19 pandemic impact who can be housed in an Arizona prison?

Given the viral nature of COVID-19 and its ability to be spread via person to person contact, prisons are a place where the spread of the virus is more likely than not given the confined spaces and frequent contact among at least some individuals. In order to not overwhelm the Arizona hospital system, the Attorney General has allowed some prisoners to be placed on home confinement. Our Scottsdale lawyers have examined the order and, using our experience as trial lawyers, are able to work with you to determine the appropriate next steps if you or your family is impacted by this order.

What if I or my relative is in prison in Arizona during the COVID-19 pandemic?

If you or your Arizona relative is in prison during this pandemic, you should immediately contact an Adams & Associates, PLC Scottsdale criminal defense lawyer about the possibility of home confinement. Your Scottsdale, Arizona attorney can work with you to determine age and vulnerability concerns that can weigh on any decisions the Bureau of Prisons makes. Additionally, an Adams & Associates, PLC criminal defense attorney will comb through the Arizona prisoner’s record to obtain information on how they behaved in prison, the dangerousness of the crime they were convicted of, the prisoner’s PATTERN score (a measure of behavior, and whether the prisoner has any plans to re-enter society and not re-offend.

How can Adams & Associates, PLC help me or Arizona prisoners?

Our qualified Scottsdale attorneys at Adams & Associates have years of experience with a variety of cases from Federal criminal charges related to Coronavirus to other fraud and general criminal charges. Our trial lawyers know how to present a case and how to ensure that the most persuasive arguments possible are made on behalf of our clients. In the case of home confinement during the COVID-19 pandemic, our Scottsdale attorneys will sit down with you to develop a compelling argument as to why you or your family member is not a risk to re-offend or commit other offenses in addition to highlighting any other health considerations. Contact our criminal defense firm today.