Good Ending to Transfer Request

Prison Life

Jun 14

Thursday, February 23rd, 2012 |

I previously wrote about a friend that made a transfer request after having his care level reduced from a 3 to a 2.  Donald wanted to get a camp closer to home.  The case manager despises this guy and tried to send him to a Low.  He was very upset about the whole situation.  A resolution has not been forthcoming for the past two months.

As you may recall, this is a 70-year-old guy with zero points, only has eleven months until release, and was at two camps before coming to Butner. The normal policy is that you are returned to the camp where you came from once your care level is reduced. Also, they generally will not transfer you when you have less than 18 months remaining on your sentence.

The situation got worse when Donald was assigned a job working grounds – meaning picking up litter around the compound.  He walks with a limp and has a hard time bending over.  It was a bad job selection for him.  The job was assigned to him out of meanness. His counselor and case manager were totally “off the reservation” in their dealings with him.

Something happened. Donald was called into the camp doctor’s office.  He was told he had other medical tests and treatment that would justify him staying at Butner. The doctor understood the absurdity of the situation. This is very good news, and I am very happy for him.  But, he will not be able to get closer to home.  Donald is ok with the result.