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Old 08-18-2014, 08:45 PM
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Default How to visit an Oregon inmate in the hospital

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In theory, DOC has 72 hours to notify you if your loved one has been sent to the hospital for an "unplanned event" (e.g. not a cataract removal or something they know about in advance). I have not known anyone who was notified through the DOC system.

If you find out, through whatever means, that your loved one is in the hospital, you need to contact his/her home institution and ask to speak to the "Officer in Charge" (OIC). Once that person is on the phone, let them know your name and your loved one's name and ask if you have the OIC's permission to visit.

Assuming the OIC grants you permission, the OIC will be able to tell you which hospital and what room number. The hospital will not have your loved one admitted under his/her actual name, so the hospitals can't give you any information on where your loved one is.

The OIC will call the guards in your loved one's room and tell them that you have permission to visit for X amount of time. When you get to your loved one's room, make sure to ask the guard(s) how long you can visit so you don't get caught by surprise when you're told you have to leave.

I hope that no one ever needs this information. But if you do...
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I'm assuming you posted this because you had to actually navigate it? If that's the case...I'm sorry about that. I hope your dad is ok.

Thank you for the info.
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I'm assuming you posted this because you had to actually navigate it? If that's the case...I'm sorry about that. I hope your dad is ok.

Thank you for the info.
Yes. My dad was hospitalized on 8/6 after he collapsed. I didn't find out until 8/12 and I didn't find out through DOC. By the time I saw him, he hadn't eaten in 9 days.

He's been diagnosed with a type of cancer that is slow growing and asymptomatic, so by the time he was diagnosed, it is too late to do anything. The docs may be able to get him an extra 3 or 4 months of life, but as he put it "Why? So I can spend 3 or 4 more months as a guest of the state of Oregon?"

From all the information I've been able to gather, he probably has somewhere between 2 weeks to 4 months left to live.

But I wanted this information out where others who may have need of it can find it. Trying to find the information while in full blown panic mode was not trivial.
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Good grief, Ginger! I'm sorry you're forced into this next stage of his incarceration . . . you must be going numb over all this messiness plus your mom.

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Oh man Ginger, I'm so so sorry. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your dad.

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Yes. My dad was hospitalized on 8/6 after he collapsed. I didn't find out until 8/12 and I didn't find out through DOC. By the time I saw him, he hadn't eaten in 9 days.

He's been diagnosed with a type of cancer that is slow growing and asymptomatic, so by the time he was diagnosed, it is too late to do anything. The docs may be able to get him an extra 3 or 4 months of life, but as he put it "Why? So I can spend 3 or 4 more months as a guest of the state of Oregon?"

From all the information I've been able to gather, he probably has somewhere between 2 weeks to 4 months left to live.

But I wanted this information out where others who may have need of it can find it. Trying to find the information while in full blown panic mode was not trivial.
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So sorry to hear that Ginger!! Take good care of yourself through this next journey. Thank you for posting that information about the visiting.
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Not too far down the line here, I'll be posting how to visit in the Infirmary and possibly how to visit in Hospice.

If no other good can come of this, perhaps the information will help others in the future.

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I'm so sorry for you having to navigate this stuff when your Father is dying. I wish you the best and send big hugs.
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