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So, I was sentenced to 15 mos(low/camp level), 3 months ago and set to self surrender in a week with still no designation. I am my fathers primary caregiver and 2 weeks ago he was given a prognosis of 6-12 months left to live from advanced Alzheimerís and put on hospice.

My plan is to contact a new attny that was recommended to me since my reg attny has gone dark and request a 45 day extension on my self surrender. Within that time frame I will have docs and letter from my dadís neurologist stating his prognosis and being put on hospice. He needs me to care for him and I plan on asking the judge to ammend(not reduce) my sentence. Heís a judge who does listen to all mitigating information but Iím curious if youíve seen anyone who had a judge change their sentence based off the need for the inmate out on bail(me) to be put on house arrest/confinement to care for a dying parent?

My crime was non violent and no victims. I was released from BOP last March with zero shots and no probation issues but the feds came back on me for a crime prior to my incarceration. I was told there are stipulations for guys in my shoes to care for a dying parent and stay out of custody as long as Iím not a threat to society. Your thoughts on that and have you heard of any situations similar to mine and the outcome? Thanks in advance!
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Talk to a lawyer who is willing to help you by contacting your sentencing judge, who can delay your sentence.

Expecting any assistance from the bop is probably futile, even with their "compassionate release" policy.
https://www.bop.gov/policy/progstat/5050_049_CN-1.pdf
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