Federal judge grants compassionate release to Baltimore man who served 27 years for drug crimes

“That Kratsas, after serving more than 27 years in prison, now wishes to be released is understandable, but it is not extraordinary or compelling under any commonly accepted meaning of those terms and is not consistent with the applicable policy statement of the Sentencing Commission,” Special Assistant U.S. Attorney Brandon J. Roberts and Assistant U.S. Attorney Timothy F. Hagan Jr. wrote in 2019.