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19 years ago my son got mad at me and tried to grab me. His girlfriend interceded. He was arrested, but I never filed charges because I understood why he was mad. Now, he was released from 9 years in prison 2 weeks ago and is in a correctional facility and I want to visit him. They say I can't visit him because I was the victim of that 19-year old crime. Is this for real? This is a county facility. My son was shifted around to 4 different prisons within the State of Ohio over 9 years and I always had visitation rights. You mean a county facility has more leverage than a State institution?? I'm desperate. I've never seen a justice system as corrupt as this one in Lorain County, Ohio. I have noone to help me. Please.Paula Leonard
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Lawyer: Nisha Jones,
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No, you are not legally prohibited from seeing your son.

The only reason you'd be prohibited from visiting him would be if there was an active protective order against him, in your name.

You should double check that there's not an old injunction that's still active in the county where he's now been moved to.

Is he in prison because of the incident in which you were the victim? If so, then it's quite possible that there's still a stay away order active in that case that's triggering this current issue.

If not, and there's no active order on record anywhere, then you need to request to speak with the warden to get this worked out.

If the warden is not helpful in getting this fixed, then you may want to look into hiring an attorney to bring this matter before a local judge, and to get an order issued from the judge instructing the jail to allow visitation with you.

I hope that helps!

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