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ANSWER: I am truly sorry for your most distressing circumstances. I have personally worked within the field of corrections. You are to be commend for caring and wanting to help your husband. Here is how this works. It is the legal duty of the facility -- not you, not your husband -- to provide him with medical care at the same standard available in the outside community, period. On the other hand, they are required, by law, to secure the written release, but it is their obligation to provide one for your husband to sign. The next time you speak with him, hopefully over the weekend if at all possible, if he has not already done so, it is imperative that he kit (submit a written interview request) to the medical department as well as his housing unit staff. If he is not given an opportunity to execute the release form on Monday, his next step is to file a formal grievance. This all has to be originated by him, not you, and once/if it reached the formal grievance stage, the time table starts and administration will be unable to ignore the issue.
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