How long can an inmate be held in prison after a judge orders their release?
Lewes, DE |
The records department told me that they recieved a court order for the release of my husband at 11:45 am on Tuesday. I was then informed that they had 24 hours from that time to issue a release form to the prison. It is now 5:00 pm on Weds. and he is still sitting in jail. I have tried to call the records department but they are not returning my calls and the prison will not tell me if they have even recieved the release form. I need to know how long they can draw this out and what I can do if they go beyond this amount of time.
Get in touch with the lawyer representing your husband immediately. Often times, the order does not get sent to the prison or there is a miscommunication. Be proactive and his should be resolved soon. Good luck.