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do ya think that maybe just maybe your bil wife bit off more than she could chew and could not cope with taking care of her husband (i couldnt blame her it is a heck of a lot of work for anyone much less an elderly person) and she had to turn him back over to the prison? some would find it politically incorrect to admit to others that they were just plain unable to care for their husbandand maybe she kind of came up with a story that was socially acceptable? i think you have a feeling as well that there might be something to the story and that is what led to your post. hope you solve this mystery
no, actually i am a legal nurse consultant, and a colleague recently had a case cross his desk similar to the one i encountered in 1999. i told him about what the aclu attorney told me in 1999, and he stubbornly insisted that he was certain that prisoners had the same rights as people not incarcerated did. according to the feedback i am getting here, he is correct, so i am not certain why my aclu attorney client thought otherwise, but he did not proceed with the case on behalf of the prisoner in 1999.
regarding my brother-in-law and his wife--oh, yes
--she was in worse health then he was--they were both in their '70s, and frail--i am not certain why her husband was ever allowed to come home. i am assuming it was to allow him to die at home, but he was confused and would lash out at her physically when she tried to give him his meds, and he was an insulin dependent diabetic in addition to his other medical problems post-stroke.
he could not speak, or at least he could not speak in a way that you could understand him. his wife, i think, was not exactly thrilled to have him home--in fact, he was physically and emotionally abusive to her before he was incarcerated and before his stroke, so i am sure having him gone was a relief to her. i saw the people come to get him, though, when we were there visiting, and that was the reason they gave--"he is refusing to take his meds." the rest of his brothers resented her "tattling, " but none of them were willing to shoulder the responsibility of assuming his care.