Is there any legal recourse when a parollee is being harassed by their parole officer (in Montgomery County, PA):
My husband is on parole for a DUI offense and has no history of drug use at all (and was never a drug user.) He is subject to random urine screenings for drugs and alcohol when he goes to see his PO.
The first drug test, that morning he got up at 5am, and went to the PO office at 10am, after drinking a ton of coffee.
She claims she got an "inconclusive" drug test result back, due to dilution. She told him this "clearly indicates he is doing something to his urine to mask drugs." He freaked out. He is not using drugs, no documented history of using drugs, and never a drug user. Ever.
So he takes another drug test, but drank just as much coffee - basically, this woman didn't get the first urine of the day, she got about the 4th.
So results come back again "diluted" and she starts leaving him PHONE MESSAGES - not even "call me" about how her supervisor is going to have to "force him into drug rehab." Then she started rambling on about low levels of createnine in his urine, and how that "clearly indicates tampering."
Now, because I live on Planet Earth, I know that when any urine is diluted with water or coffee, the createnine levels come up low. This is why when your doctor needs to do a urine panel, he asks for the first urine of the day - if you are a dog, cat or human and have diluted urine, this will happen.
We've offered for him to take a blood test (can't do that becuase you need to tell them about a specific drug for which to look) and a hair test (she claims she can't use body hair, but this is a lie, you need 1/2 inch of hair to do one.)
Question: How do we make this harassment stop? Threatening somene like this with no proof is an abuse of power. Forcing us to pay for drug tests that will "be acceptable" is not my job. We've already paid a gazillion dollars in fines, and this is not our error. My husband has no license and can't go driving all over creation taking drug tests independently, which will not be honored, FYI.
What can I do? If I did this nonsense at my job, I'd be immediately fired. I thought the whole point of parole was to help the person, not stress them out to the point that they revert back to substance abuse, or whatever their vice was.