The federal bureau of prisons finally relented to overwhelming public condemnation over its refusal to release a father to be with his dying daughter. People were aghast at the federal prison officials 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.
On Wednesday afternoon, prison guards drove Jason Yaeger to a Lincoln hospice, where he spent several hours at her bedside. No one else was allowed in the room except Jason Yaeger, Jayci and the escorts.
Until the case was publicized and resulted in public outcry, the prison warden denied requests for a longer furlough because he did not view as an extraordinary circumstance.
Not an extraordinary circumstance. It appears that the only thing that made it an extraordinary circumstance for the warden was not the dying girl but the press coverage.
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