FROM: Senior United States Probation Officer Marlene K. DeOrian
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Chief United States District Judge Anthony W. Ishii
United States Probation Office
TO: Chief United States District Judge Anthony W. Ishii
Request for Subsistence Waiver
On May 31, 2011, the Court modified and continued the offender's supervision conditions to include placement at the Turning Point Residential Re-entry Center (RRC) for a period up to 120 days. On June 6, 2011, the offender commenced placement at the RRC and is expected to terminate on November 2, 2011. All residents who are employed must pay a 25% subsidence cost while participating at the center.
On August 3, 2011, he secured part-time employment with the Fresno Rescue Mission as an academy coordinator. In addition to his employment, the offender is a full-time student with Fresno City College and is taking 15 units. Although the offender earns $800 monthly, his monthly expenses average $600. These expenses consist of the following: $200 child support, $100 cell phone, $50 vehicle insurance, $200 gas, and $50 life insurance. In addition, with his earnings he recently paid $513 in books and $140 for vehicle registration.
The offender is requesting his subsidence be waived to provide the ability to continue his child support payments and meet other financial responsibilities. Since the offender is a public law placement, the Bureau of Prisons did not incur this debt and would waive the fee if approved by the Court. Therefore, since this cost is based on the ability to pay, it is recommended his subsidence cost be waived effective August 27, 2011.
A signature block is provided below for your consideration.
AGREE: ____X______ DISAGREE: ___________
Dated: September 28, 2011