The Bureau of Prisons has long been accused of bureaucratic blindness and thoughtless rigidity. Now, people are aghast at the federal prison officials are refusing a dying 10-year-old girl, Jayci Yaeger, her last wish: to spend time with her dad who is serving time for a drug offense.
Jayci is dying from brain tumors and has asked for spend some time with her Dad,
Jason. The prison officials, however, have denied requests for a 30-day release or any other accommodation under the circumstances. Mind you, Jason is in for drugs, not serial murder.
Even for the most sympathy challenged prison bureaucrat, you would think that some release would be possible. It is hardly likely that this will be an issue in many future cases when you have a small child who is clearly dying in a hospital. Yes, there may be some paperwork and novelty. However, it is actually possible to hold a government job and think creatively in such circumstances.
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