In response to the coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic, counsel for defendants detained at
three facilities have filed and continue to file applications for release in individual cases pending
in this District. A primary basis cited in each of these applications is the general risk of
contracting COVID-19 as a result of the defendant’s continued confinement, together with
additional information specific to the particular defendant and case. Defendants in cases pending
in this District are primarily detained at the Metropolitan Detention Center Brooklyn (MDC
Brooklyn) and the Metropolitan Correctional Center New York (MCC New York), both operated
by the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP), and the Queens Detention Facility (QDF), a private
facility operated by the GEO Group, Inc. under contract with the United States Marshals Service
(USMS) to house primarily pre-trial detainees.
This Administrative Order provides the Judges of this Court and the parties in these cases with current,
consistent, and accurate information to assess the common issue underlying these applications. Please see the Order for detailed information.