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Escape from Halfway House Results in Prison Sentence

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of Iowa

A Cedar Rapids man who escaped from a Residential Reentry Center where he was completing a federal prison sentence was sentenced today to an additional 11 months in federal prison.

Dante Glinn, age 28, from Cedar Rapids, Iowa, received the prison term after a June 8, 2021 guilty plea to one count of escape from federal custody.

At the guilty plea, Glinn admitted that on June 21, 2016, he was convicted for theft of a firearm from a licensed firearms dealer and received a 78-month prison sentence.  Beginning August 25, 2020, Glinn was moved to the Gerald R. Hinzman Residential Center to complete his federal prison sentence.  On September 30, 2020, Glinn signed out of the facility on an authorized pass to go to work and never returned.  The United States Marshal’s Service subsequently located and arrested Glinn on May 5, 2021.

Glinn was sentenced in Cedar Rapids by United States District Court Chief Judge Leonard T. Strand.  Glinn was sentenced to 11 months’ imprisonment and must also serve a three-year term of supervised release after the prison term.  There is no parole in the federal system.

Glinn is being held in the United States Marshal’s custody until he can be transported to a federal prison.

The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Patrick Reinert and investigated by United States Marshal’s Service. 

Court file information at

The case file number is 20-CR-00084.

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Updated October 14, 2021

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