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What is a state hold on my incarcerated son which will not

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What is a state hold on my incarcerated son which will not allow me to bail him out, and how can I find out how who has this state hold and how it can be lifted?
A state hold is what is done when there is a probation violation or some other charge against him that they need to resolve before they can release him. If he needs medical care he is not receiving, then you can file a motion with the court for his release to get medical treatment or to force the jail to get medical treatment for him. Filing this motion would also allow his attorney to pull up the court records, which is the only way to find out who has this hold and the exact reason. The jail will not generally tell you as a parent why there is a hold or who placed it, his attorney has to dig this up in the court or by meeting with the DA.



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