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I am sorry to hear about this situation. Unfortunately, there is no immediate alternative to incarceration unless the Court specifically allows it. Her attorney wants to file a motion asking the Court to allow her probation/parole of perhaps house arrest in lieu of incarceration. However, the chances of that being granted are slim, honestly. Another alternative is to ask to go in on weekends, and then work (or, recuperate in her case) on weekdays - this is sometimes allowed for short term sentences.
The jail or prison that she would be does have a constitutional right to ensure that her medical needs are taken care of however, if she ends up being incarcerated.
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