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Why this petition matters

Started by Buck Garrett

In 2011, Wilson (Buck) Garrett was sentenced to 248 months (20 years 8 months) Federal Bureau of Prisons (FBOP) time for a first time non-violent drug offense with no prior arrest, charges or convictions. The sentence issued was significantly harsher because I DID NOT COOPERATE (SNITCH) and used my 5th amendment right and proceeded to trial. 

During my time in prison, my prison record was without blemish and no incident reports.

During these years in prisons my health significantly declined. Currently I'm battling stage 5 kidney disease that requires dialysis three times a week and I'm in need of a kidney transplant. I'm also diabetic with a plethora of other medical issues.

In year 2020, I learned that I qualify for filing a compassionate release motion. The "Compassionate Release Program" at the Bureau of Prisons is a program that allows certain inmates to be released from federal prison early, or have their sentences cut short, if there are "extraordinary and compelling reasons" warranting a sentence reduction. With me having end-stage renal disease, that requires dialysis three times a week and in need of a kidney transplant, which end result will be death if not received, qualifies for a extraordinary and compelling reason to grant compassionate release. Of course I applied and the FBOP denied my motion. Once the FBOP denies your motion, you can go to your sentencing judge and file and ask for compassionate release. Of course, we filed with the courts and the judge denied it.

With covid-19 hitting us hard back in 2020, former President Trump's administration put a law into place called the Cares Act, which allows the FBOP to send nonviolent, low points, vetted thoroughly by FBOP and that's not a safety concern to the public inmates home to finish their time. My FBOP case manager, filed and got me released under that program. The problem with that program is, you are confined to your home and have to follow ridiculous and extreme restrictions. With me having so many medical issues, I need to be able to move when I need to move. Also I've been refused a kidney transplants by UMC Maryland for the reasons of my current situation of being on home detention.

It seems to me, that they would rather see me die versus just granting compassionate release to a first time nonviolent drug offender that was overed sentenced from the beginning. If they didn't feel like I should be home then they would have not sent over 4000 of us home. 

President Biden stated that he would Grant or consider granting clemency for those released under the Cares Act with nonviolent drug offenses and four years or less on their sentences, in which I qualify. President Biden recently granted 75 clemencies for people that was under the Cares Act but I wasn't on the list. Not only do I qualify for the president's granting of clemency for Care's Act Releasees, I also qualify for compassionate release and there's no reason why I shouldn't get it.

This petition is the fight for justice and ask the courts to Grant me compassionate release. Please sign the petition. Thank you in advance.

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