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Are you asking whether it's possible to appoint this person a public defender for issues unrelated to his case? Like to solve something going on with his medical treatment?
Good afternoon, I am a Criminal Defense attorney and a former Prosecutor, I believe I can help you answer your questions here. He should be able to get a Public Defender appointed to him, he can request the paper work from the staff in prison for requesting an attorney. In some cases, for a variety of reasons, the request can be denied by the court.
In that event, the court usually has a list of attorneys in your area who have signed up to volunteer their services pro bono (for free). Your friend, or yourself, can request the list and contact any of the attorneys. I'm sure they will be more than willing to help him, especially given the fact that he has some medical concerns. I hope that was helpful, good luck!
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