He needs to wake up and go see the counselor himself. If there is a hold, he HAS to be informed. We would be surprised if he didn't know already (and maybe doesn't want to tell you). The way it works is when you are so close to the door (8 months is short time), your counselor is meeting with you at least twice a month. They are gathering information to position the release, approve the next residence, etc. If there is a hold, the counselor is not wasting time with release, they are getting paperwork for the agency with the hold to transfer him to their jurisdiction. One hold that might change everything is if this is an Immigration hold. This might signal that there is a deportation order. Ask your inmate, they know more than they've told you.
Accepted Answer Date Created: August 20,2016