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May 09, 2014
Male user Sanforized 2 posts

Topic: The Club House / Hospitalized Inmates getting visits?

I meant to say below that we were told we could not see him UNTIL the arraignment. sorry..

 
May 09, 2014
Male user Sanforized 2 posts

Topic: The Club House / Hospitalized Inmates getting visits?

May I start another story since it is similar in some circumstances? My brother committed a crime (not murder) and was taken to a hospital/detention center while waiting to be arraigned. I should say attempted crime since he never was convicted. He had a gunshot wound and was in critical condition. The next of kin (my parents) were called and told they could not visit him, no communication. We were told we could see him at the arraignment. Obviously the family wanted to be able to show our support and love him. He was in the hospital/detention center for 10 days. (Dec. 22nd- 2013 to Jan. 2nd, 2014) and DIED. One the last day, he had to be resuscitated at 5:02 pm, and they got him back. No notification to the family…He had another episode where he quit breathing and he had to be resuscitated again at 7:23 pm, and they got him back. No notification to the family….then around 10:27 pm, he had to be resuscitated again, and Shocked, and he died. They called the family 2 1/2 hours later to tell us he was dead. WHO dropped the ball and failed to call us. ?? The hospital says they don’t make the calls in this hospital/detention center situation. and the Sheriff’s dept in control of the detention center doesn’t want to answer any questions. Do I have any recourse? I have read some of the other posts and agree to some degree about the safety concerns you raise. but there’s a balance between safety and the families’ right to see their dying family member. There should be much more care for Law Enforcement to work out ways to achieve Safety AND honor the rights of a family to see their dying family member. In a case where someone is near-death, there should be a place/room to take the patient where there are no safety concerns. There should be a place for near death patients. In our case, we could have at the least talked to him on the cell phone. No safety issue there. Letter, Christmas card. a Facebook message. In short, Safety is not the only factor in this situation. It’s bigger than one factor. I would have liked to have had the opportunity to tell him that I loved him, and placed my hand in his hand and prayed with him. (I have a son who is a Police Officer and a Police Dispatcher. ) Thank you.




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