(ABC News/WTNH) — ABC News reported Thursday night, the Federal Bureau of Prisons has notified Michael Cohen that he will be released early from prison due to the COVID-19 outbreak. The news coming from Cohen’s attorney, Roger Adler.
According to ABC, Cohen is serving a three-year sentence at the federal prison camp in Otisville, NY. He was scheduled for release in November 2021.
Several staff and inmates have tested positive for COVID-19, ABC reports. Cohen will be allowed to serve the remainder of his sentence from house arrest, his attorney told ABC News.
ABC reports Cohan will have to undergo a 14-day quarantine at the prison camp before he is released.
Pursuant to the First Step Act, different forms of compassionate relief can be granted. My client’s application was granted.
These are very difficult times for people who are running correctional facilities at federal, state and local levels because of the budgets that they have to work with, lack of staffing issues, protecting the safety of staff and inmates — there are just agonizing situations at this time.
I am pleased that he [Cohen] will be on home confinement for the remaining balance of his sentence.– Cohen’s attorney Roger Adler to ABC News