I understand that it must be heart wrenching to receive a phone call like that as parents.
Your son as a pre-trial detainee, is protected by the Eighth Amendment which gives inmates the right to be free from inhumane conditions and "cruel and unusual" punishment.
Talk to a civil rights lawyer about this.
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Your son should be represented by an attorney in the criminal matter -- have you spoken to that attorney about your concerns?
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Call the facility ASAP
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I have had clients held in custody many times. You need to call his pediatrician and have the doctor fax scripts to the facility. Please do this ASAP as it is clear that your son is suffering.
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Have his doctor fax a prescription to the facility and follow up with a phone call to make sure they received it.
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You need to call the facility ASAP. Call his attorney as well. Call his doctor and advise him or her of the situation and provide relevant phone numbers for him or her to contact.
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