Father released from Jail to see Dying Daughter...

@theprogamer (10539)
United States
March 27, 2008 5:49pm CST
This story came across my lines earlier this week, but that was part one. This part was the second in the story but I received it while unable to respond. http://www.ketv.com/family/15643474/detail.html http://www.ketv.com/news/15717572/detail.html A jailed father got to visit his dying daughter. Jayci Yeager was dying and the family plead with officials to allow her father to visit her before she dies... Due to calls from many people, officials gave into the request, though the father, Jason Yeager, was only allowed to visit for 30 minutes. Father is in jail for drug charges, meanwhile the daughter suffers along with the family. No I'm not excusing crime... its just that there's enough heartbreak in this one, its easy to lose sleep and thoughts over it. My thoughts go to Jayci and her family.
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@gabs8513 (48708)
• United Kingdom
27 Mar 08
I think they should have aloud him longer then that Ok I agree a crime is a crime but it is not as though he is in for Murder rape or anything like that is it He will never see his Daughter again so why could he not stay with her till the end All it takes is an Officer to be there with him I think that was very cruel to give him only 30 Minutes and him knowing he will never see his Girl again My Heart goes to all of them and it is so sad
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@theprogamer (10539)
• United States
27 Mar 08
My head was spinning over it too. The child is dying, very weak and just wants the family together. Dad has is problems, dad is trying to get over them though, and he's not a screwball. So yes, what is wrong with letting Jayci see her father and her family for the rest of her days?
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@gabs8513 (48708)
• United Kingdom
28 Mar 08
It breaks my Heart that they can not give that bit of Heart I bet if it was someone famous they would be aloud
• United States
27 Mar 08
I think if the father would not have seen her. That would have left him in a damaged state of mind. Crime is crime and you have to pay. But there should be some relief to the deaths.
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@theprogamer (10539)
• United States
27 Mar 08
Very true. He did do the crime but the severity is questionable (depending on who you ask of course). In the end, and especially in cases like this, the child and the child's wish for her parents comes first.
• United States
27 Mar 08
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@jennybianca (12912)
• Australia
28 Mar 08
I know that in my state, prisoners are allowed to visit their family in hospital in serious cases. Why make the family suffer due to the actions of a criminal? The Father doesn't sound like he would be a risk in allowing contact with his daughter. He could be surpervised. I am glad a number of people responded to this & contacted the prison manager. It being a brain tumour the girl has, I would be allowing her Father a visit asap. Very sad.
@chiyosan (30213)
• Philippines
27 Mar 08
Its a sad thing, but i think at least he was able to see her daughter even if at the state she was in.
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@williamjisir (22885)
• China
28 Mar 08
I am so sorry for both the dying daughter and the father in jail as there were only thirty minutes for them to see each other, especially when his daughter is dying and the father cannot be with her during the last days in her life. It is really a very miserable thing to think about. I hope that this daughter of his would not die, but were to come back to her normal health again. Bless her and let's hope the father would be a better man later on. Thanks for this discussion and the link, my dear programer friend.
@theprogamer (10539)
• United States
28 Mar 08
I too would love to see an incredible outcome, somehow a complete recovery, but looking at it realistically...its difficult.
@theprogamer (10539)
• United States
28 Mar 08
Unfortunately its not to be Will... She passed this morning as I've found out. http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2008/03/28/earlyshow/main3976787.shtml
• China
29 Mar 08
I feel so bad and so sad when I got to know its truth. May the daughter well rest in her world and the father become a good citizen soon out of jail to start his new life. Thanks very much for the update.
@cortney09 (1346)
• United States
23 Apr 08
I read the story. I think that even though he did a crime and has to pay for it, the situation should be looked at carefully. I mean the dad is scheduled for release next year. I see it as an unfortunate situation and can't imagine what the family is going through. I would normally say that they shouldn't make exceptions, but in this case I feel differently.
@Thoroughrob (11748)
• United States
31 Mar 08
I am glad she was able to see her dad. It sounds like it made things more peaceful for her. I hope this helps him turn his life around.
@ciades (1624)
• Philippines
31 Mar 08
I feel heartbroken for the situation. But glad they let jaycis father visit her...Life maybe cruel but to fight for it is the best way we can do..pray for jayci always.
@GardenGerty (125519)
• United States
29 Mar 08
Hey, pro, thanks for the update on this one. I heard the first part while on Spring Break, but now I am back to the grindstone and I learn very little. I also feel that there is just too much heartbreak here.
@carmelanirel (20976)
• United States
28 Mar 08
Yes, there is heart break here, gamer, but the guy does need to complete his time. I think the fact they allowed him out to see his daughter is wonderful and that he did get to spend some time with her before she goes..
@AmbiePam (56603)
• United States
28 Mar 08
Oh I'm so glad they let him be escorted out of jail to see her. This was not about him after all. It was about a little girl who did not have an unreasonable request. Sure it was the father's fault for having put himself in that position, but in no way should a child suffer like that without being granted that final, and easily granted wish. Thanks for updating me on this.