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Old 07-20-2020, 04:57 PM
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My husband is a incomplete quadriplegic so he can't walk or use his hands so he's completely defenseless. He has 15 years but he's going to do the drug program and he gets to do the remainder of his sentence on house arrest once he completes it. He was moved a couple of months ago and his new cell mate is a convicted murderer sentenced to 91 years and is known to be violent. They've been in lockdown for 3 weeks and yesterday his cell mate went nuts and accused my husband of sexual abuse of him when he was a child and my husband never even lived anywhere remotely near this guy and only just met him a couple of months ago. Anyway he beat my husband up for 2 hours. He busted his head open, stomped on his hands, kicked his ribs, and threw things at him for 2 hours! My husband said he kept trying to push the button for help but it was broken and finally another inmate heard my husband yelling for help and they took him to medical but there wasn't a doctor there because it was the weekend so he didn't get any care. I'm obviously really worried about him. They took his cell mate away but they surely won't bring him back will they? Is there anything I can do? My husband wants to sue them because they put him in there with a violent man when he's totally defenseless and the help button was broken so he got beat on for 2 hours. Can we sue them? Can we get him out of prison on compassionate release? Also, a few months ago he fell out of his wheelchair because his seat was broken and being held together with string and when it broke he fell on his face and passed out and broke his nose and had 2 black eyes and they never got him a new wheelchair so he had to rig it again with string. So, is there anyway he can get out or sue them? Will they bring his cell mate back? Please help. Thank you.
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Old 07-20-2020, 08:30 PM
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How horrible! I'm so sorry this has happened to your husband

I'm not an attorney, so I really can't say a much about whether or not you have a case. However, were that my loved one, I'd request a free consultation with an attorney or two. I'd also request the paperwork to file for Compassionate Release.

I highly doubt the cell mate will return to be your husband's cell mate. In any event, that fella will most likely be in the hole for a good long time.
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How horrible! I'm so sorry this has happened to your husband

I'm not an attorney, so I really can't say a much about whether or not you have a case. However, were that my loved one, I'd request a free consultation with an attorney or two. I'd also request the paperwork to file for Compassionate Release.

I highly doubt the cell mate will return to be your husband's cell mate. In any event, that fella will most likely be in the hole for a good long time.
Thank you, that makes me feel a lot better. I'm definitely going to try to get him some help. Hopefully released early on house arrest with that compassionate release.
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Oh dear, Im so sorry this happened.
Why on earth is he even in a *regular* prison anyways.........
Hoping for compassionate release or house arrest rather than being in prison.
Glad another inmate at least tried to assist by getting him help.
Other guy sounds like a nutter.
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Oh dear, Im so sorry this happened.
Why on earth is he even in a *regular* prison anyways.........
Hoping for compassionate release or house arrest rather than being in prison.
Glad another inmate at least tried to assist by getting him help.
Other guy sounds like a nutter.

Yeah, he's definitely not right in the head
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Absolutely talk with a lawyer who handles civil rights and civil litigation. I would trust that the prison will put the cellmate in segregation and otherwise keep the two separate.


While you husband may have a legitimate case, prison litigation does not necessarily lead to early or compassionate release. A compassionate release will be determined by the policies and procedures applicable to the system your husband is in.
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Absolutely talk with a lawyer who handles civil rights and civil litigation. I would trust that the prison will put the cellmate in segregation and otherwise keep the two separate.


While you husband may have a legitimate case, prison litigation does not necessarily lead to early or compassionate release. A compassionate release will be determined by the policies and procedures applicable to the system your husband is in.
From what I read I don't think our state, Indiana, has compassionate release unfortunately. I'm contacting a lawyer though who has experience with suing prisons. Thank you for replying.
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