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Old 08-20-2014, 01:55 AM
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Hi all, I'm hoping to find someone who can help me with the length of time it takes for them to approve an emergency furlough & FBOP transportation policy when an inmate (incarcerated in Sheridan Satellite Prison Camp) is granted an emergency furlough.

The Inmates father is in the hospital dying, his dads Doctor has faxed a statement to the proper contact at the prison confirming his dads medical condition. Once the inmate has turned in his furlough request form (the type will be an emergency furlough) does anyone know how long it will take for them to tell him if his furlough has been approved or not? He needs to get to the hospital before his father dies so would he be able to expect an answer that same day that he turns his furlough request form?

If he is approved for a furlough would he be allowed to go anywhere else other than the hospital to see his dad? His house is minutes from the hospital, would he be allowed to stay at his house and visit the hospital so long as he follows all the conditions stated and he is back at the prison at the time stated on his furlough agreement?

The final question is would it be possible for his transportation arrangement to be to have a taxi pick him up at the institution and take him to the nearest greyhound bus station where he will board a bus that will take him to the nearest greyhound bus station near the hospital/his home? We would have the taxi and bus arranged for and paid for already, which is partly why we need to know the turnaround time between his turning in the furlough request form and getting an answer and then how long would it take to process him out of there (to arrange for the taxi & bus we will need to know the time they will be transporting him and the inmate will need to know this information so he can write it down on the furlough request form)

I know that the bop policy states if an inmate is going to be picked up at a facility that it needs to be by an immediate family member. If he takes the bus instead (if that is even something they allow) of being picked up by his mother, does it still have to be an immediate family member only who picks him up from the bus station near his home (the nearest bus station is about a half hour from where he will be going to see his dad in the hospital)??

I've been trying to find the answers to these questions and have come up empty handed and am desperate to find out the answers as he will be turning in the furlough request form in about 5-6 hours and he has to have his intended travel plan on the furlough request form!

Help!!!?? Please?!?!
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Old 08-20-2014, 08:48 AM
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I never asked for an emergency furlough. Since he is locked up in a minimum security prison, he will probably be approved for an unescorted furlough, if he is approved at all, which is totally up to the prison warden. The one furlough I did receive, prison to HWH, included the only travel instructions that were available to me. If it turns out they are by bus, it's most likely that he will be driven to the bus station by the prison (mine was an inmate driver in a van). He needs to follow every one of his furlough instructions. If they allow him to go home, then he can go home. If not, doing so could constitute a violation.

The timing of everything, request, approval, preparation of the furlough instructions, payment for tickets, whatever, will be done on the bop's time schedule, so there's no way to know if they will move quickly, or not. I hope he does receive permission for an unescorted furlough to the hospital, and soon.
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Old 08-23-2014, 03:52 PM
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At my recent camp home, there were no furloughs, period. Wife, father, son, it didn't matter, you weren't going.
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Furloughs are totally up to each warden. Just like everything else in the bop, some wardens are much more prisoner-friendly than others. The huge differences in conditions/rules are very obvious to the inmates too.
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Emergency or not furloughs can take a long time to approve
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