Granted release on bond pending sentencing for Defendant who had pled guilty to conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute controlled substances. Although Defendant was required to be detained pending sentencing under the Mandatory Detention Act of 1990, the court found that Defendant fell within a "generalized exception" to the MDA, as he did not pose a threat to the community and his COVID-risk health conditions provided exceptional reasons favoring release. Defendant had several serious health conditions, including hypertension, gout, diabetes, and obesity (BMI of 37.3).
United States v. Childs, No. 19-CR-00181 (DCC), 2020 WL 1910097 (D.S.C. Apr. 20, 2020)
Criminal (Federal Charges)
Bond Hearing, Release, Temporary Restraining Order (TRO)
Type of Court
Federal District Court
Type of Case
Immigrant Detention, Parole or Probation Violations, Pre-Existing Health Conditions, Pretrial Detention [jail], Significant Criminal History
Compassionate Release Case
Case Tracking Number
MORE CASE INFORMATION
Place of Incarceration
Local / County Jail
Name of Facility
Spartanburg County Detention Center
Substantive Due Process - Punitive Detention (both 14th and 5th Amendments)
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