Sorry to hear about your friends predicament. I think the best thing he can do is draft and file a "Motion to Transfer". This would normally be filed by his attorney and then set for a hearing in the court that originally senteced him to the Department of Corrections. At the hearing, he can present evidence as to why he should be at a ground level facility and his attorney can make legal argument as to why it would not cause a problem for the prison system and that he is not a threat to other inmates due to his medical condition. It would also help if he would agre to pay the costs associated with his transfer.
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