I did not get Fed bail, but I was released for 14 days to get medical treatment I could not seem to get in Feds. After 14 months at Wyatt I was getting serious chest pain (probably from being in a constant combined state of fear and incredulity) and was getting no treatment at Wyatt. I petitioned my trial judge, and she ordered me sent to FMC (Federal Medical Center) at Devens, MA.
I arrived there and was immediately put in SHU (Special Housing Unit - the "Hole") and ignored for 22 days. My family and attorney were told I was "on the compound but not accepting calls or visitors." After three weeks of no contact, my attorney issued a writ of habeas, I was released from SHU, ordered to call my attorney and family, and tell them I was alive and well.
I was assigned a cell with an piece of shit - an AOL chatroom child molester, and there I stayed for another three months. Not a single medical procedure was performed on me. Finally, I came to an agreement with the Government: they would permit me to be released for fourteen days for medical treatment, if I would plead guilty to one count, and do five years. Blackmail? Obviously. But it was the best I was going to get, so I agreed.
I was released on a million bail (surety) and $10,000 cash. I put up my house and had to write a check (my wife did, actually) for $10,000. An ankle monitor was strapped on, and I was told I would only be permitted out of the house for medical appointments, to which I would be accompanied by police. I was told that if I stepped one foot out of the house without authorization, or my bracelet went off, I would be instantly violated, and lose my home and the $10,000.
Fourteen days later, after having a heart cath and a stent, I was back in court. I pleaded guilty to one count, and 90 days later was sentenced to 60 months. The $10,000 check was returned and surety voided the day I pleaded. I was a first-time offender, so you can freely assume Hammond will not even get the "lenient" treatment I received.
I should probably write a book, I suppose.