My boyfriend was recently released from garden state youth correctional facility on parole to an inpatient rehab program. He was in Hansen house for about a week before he was discharged because he's very "institutionalized" with the recommendation that he be placed in a higher level program. He's now sitting in jail which obviously doesn't help. I did some research on the higher level facilities only to find that they are still very much like prison but with counseling and this worries me. How is being placed in another institution going to help? We'd like to bring him home on house arrest under the condition that he see a psychologist several times a week and NA meeting as well. I believe he will need an attorney and quickly at his probable cause hearing however I am having trouble finding someone who will represent him. I was told I need an administrative law attorney. if someone can help us please. I'm worried for his mental health. He did nothing wrong but be honest with his counselor and is seeing this situation as punishment for opening up about his past. im afraid this situation is reversing all the progress he's made.
Your boyfriend needs a criminal lawyer but if he has a probable cause hearing I find it very unlikely that he doesn't already have a lawyer or at least a public defender appointed for him.
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You keep using the word "help". Get that out of your vocabulary. They want to protect the public, and whether or not it helps the inmate is far from a priority in most situations to most of those involved.
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Corrections is a strange animal. I also suggest an attorney who has represented inmates before the corrections boards.
I endorse the recommendation of other attorney-respondents, who suggest retaining an attorney if he's not presently represented. Good luck.
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