On February 11, 2020, the individual was sentenced to 12 months and 1 day of prison in a after pleading guilty in a bankruptcy case. He was out on pretrial release and his self-surrender date was set for June 12, 2020. In light of the Covid-19 pandemic, the court found that it should not add to the prison population because of the health risks to inmates, guards, and the community at large. Given that a magistrate had already approved his pretrial release, the individual was not a flight risk or danger to the community. His self-surrender date was deferred until September 1, 2020.
United States v. Garlock, 2020 WL 1439980, (N.D. Cal. Mar. 25, 2020)
Criminal (Federal Charges)
Bond Hearing, Delayed Surrender, Implementing Release Procedures, Release
Type of Court
Federal District Court
Type of Case
Post-Conviction Detention [jail or prison], Pre-Existing Health Conditions, Pretrial Detention [jail], Significant Criminal History
Compassionate Release Case
Compassionate Release Specific Characteristics
Has a disciplinary history, Has a significant criminal history
Compassionate Release Exhaustion Holdingsin Federal Case
An individual can move for compassionate release after 30 days have passed from the date the application was submitted to the warden, irrespective of whether the warden has granted or denied the request.
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