My son has been incarcerated for 6-1/2 years now. He is due to be released in November of 2014. He seemed to be coping with the situation until a few months ago he began to have insomnia and the only way he could receive help was to say he was suicidal, so he did. While he was being monitored he slammed his head against a steel post and had to be taken to the emergency room for stitches and they said he had a concussion. During that time I was not allowed to visit him until he was somewhat recovered and not trying to hurt himself again. Since that first visit he started trying to get a lawyer because he was complaining about his treatment after the injury. He said he was going to sue them for the abuse and neglect he suffered. Well, he gave up on that since no lawyer would take his case. Now he is saying his entire reason for being there was under false evidence and shoddy police work etc. He keeps asking me and his brother to come get him out of jail and to get a lawyer. He knows we don't have the funds for that. Why would he wait until he's almost ready to be released to do this. I thought to myself how strange his behavior has been and I began researching about delusional thinking. I had never looked up the meaning before. My question is, how can I help him while he is in jail? I have no money or health insurance. Who or where do I go to get help for him, or at least, who do I tell? He does not want me to talk to the warden about anything.THX
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