IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF KANSAS
IN RE: FIRST STEP ACT OF 2018 (Dec. 21, 2018)
STANDING ORDER 19-1
Under the Criminal Justice Act, 18 U.S.C. § 3006A(a)(1) & (c), the Office of the Federal Public Defender for the District of Kansas is appointed to represent any defendant previously determined to have been entitled to appointment of counsel, or who is now indigent, to determine whether that defendant may qualify to seek compassionate release under section 603 of the First Step Act (P.L. 115-391) based on medical condition or age.
The United States Probation Office for the District of Kansas and the United States District Court Clerk’s Office for the District of Kansas may disclose Presentence Investigation Reports (“PSIRs”), Judgments in a Criminal Case (“JCCs”), including sealed JCCs, and Statements of Reasons (“SORs”) to the Federal Public Defender’s Office for the purpose of determining eligibility for relief, and for determining whether a conflict of interest precludes the Federal Public Defender from representing a client. Should the Federal Public Defender determine that there is a prohibitive conflict in which the prospective client’s interests are materially adverse to those of a current or former client regarding representation of a defendant in the litigation, the Court shall be notified and the Clerk of the Court may appoint a member of the Criminal Justice Panel of this District. Under Federal Bureau of Prisons policy, no PSIRs, JCCs, or SORs will be provided to inmates.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
Dated: April 17, 2019
S/ Julie A. Robinson
JULIE A. ROBINSON
CHIEF UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE