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I am sorry to hear about this situation.
Prison officials are obligated under the Eighth Amendment of the US Constitution to provide prisoners with adequate medical care. In order to prevail on a constitutional claim of inadequate medical care, prisoners must show that prison officials treated them with "deliberate indifference to serious medical needs." Estelle v. Gamble, 429 U.S. 97, 103 (1976).
The factors considered in determining whether a "serious medical need" is at issue are (1) whether a reasonable doctor or patient would perceive the medical need in question as important and worthy of comment or treatment; (2) whether the medical condition significantly affects daily activities; and (3) the existence of chronic and substantial pain. Brock v. Wright, 315 F.3d 158, 162 (2d Cir. 2003) (internal quotation marks, citation omitted).
This includes both physical and mental ailments.
If the prison does not take care of him adequately, then he can file a suit under federal and state law. But before doing that, one may wish to send a letter to the Sheriff Department of Tarrant County which runs the jail, threatening to take legal action unless proper treatment is done.
This should be done via an attorney, of course. His attorney may or may feel that this is a good idea based on nuances (and all action should be coordinated via his counsel), but the point is that as a prisoner, he has said rights and may force the issue if reasonable treatment is not being provided.
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