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In my experience, it depends upon how long it takes the appropriate people in the facility to receive the release order, to check for other holds and then to process him out. Jails and prisons don't release people all day every day. They generally have a set time of day for the release of those let go by the judge or finished with their sentences.
So if the processing is finished after the time for the inmate release on Thursday, he should be released today. If he's not, then something is wrong. He's either got another hold of some kind and can't be let go or he's being wrongfully held. You would need a local criminal lawyer to look into why he's still being held and, if there's no reason, to file a writ of habeas corpus to get him brought before the judge to get him out.
If he is being wrongfully detained, he would have a civil suit against the department of Corrections that he could look into once he's out.
If the judge ordered his release on Thursday, it would be expected for him to be released rather than held until his next court date. However, even if he is out, if his case is not over, he would still be expected to turn up for court on his scheduled court date or a warrant would issue for his arrest.
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If he was scheduled to be released yesterday, he should have been released if possible yesterday. Sometimes by the time the inmate gets transported back from court at the end of the day, it's too late for him to be released until the following day, depending on the time that the prison has established for the release of its prisoners.
If he's not released at some point today, try to get a lawye on it.
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