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Alzheimer’s Patient Released from Jail After Family’s Outcry

October 8, 2010 12:58 PM | News

Alzheimer’s patient Joe McLeod is no longer in jail, after being released from custody late Friday morning.

McLeod had been locked up since early September, when he allegedly pushed his wife, Rose, after not recognizing her.

Since then, the family has been on a mission to have Joe released from the Winnipeg Remand Centre and placed into a hospital or health care facility.

Joe’s daughter, Faye Jashyn, expressed her joy to Liberal leader Jon Gerrard this afternoon over the release of her father — currently out on bail — but also shared concerns about the way he was treated while in custody.

The family has been granting media interviews all week after coming forward along with the Liberal Party Caucus about their issue, but are declining further interviews at the request of privacy.

The Winnipeg Regional Health Authority expedited a medical assessment on the 69-year-old to move him more swiftly through the justice system to help him be placed into the proper care.

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