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New to the system but need help and advice in Knoxville
My fiancé got arrested at beginning of month for armed bank robbery, Second offense. He found out he was sick before this all happened and no doctor would touch him without money upfront. They are saying 25yrs. But he doesn't know. Is there a way I can help getting it lowered due to the circumstances behind it? If anyone has been through this I would really like the input on what I can do to help. And on top of it all he is being held until trail and has yet to see a doctor. Thanks for anyone's help
I'm 20 min outside Kville. Knox County gets spooked on one thing and one thing only: Litigation. Get him to fill out the Inmate Request Form (IRF) to request for sick call. He will then be able to file an Inmate Grievance Form. In the meantime, have the US District Court mail him a 42 USC 1983 (you want all the attachments for it the IFP, MTAC, etc.). They will know what is brewing then.
On the sidelines you can hammer out his 1983; you're gonna run with an 8th and 14th Amendment claim. If the medical issue is one of great import you could file a state Petition For Writ of Habeas Corpus Based On Special Conditions of Confinement, but it is a bit complicated as it is a civil petition.
More than willing to help in any way. I detest JJ and his army of msicreants down there anyway!