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    Temporarily released

    I am not sure if my sentence sounds natural. Would you please correct my mistakes?

    The prisoner asked the court to be temporarily released to attend his father's funeral.

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    Re: Temporarily released

    The prisoner asked the court for temporary release to attend his father's funeral.
    The prisoner asked the court to be released temporarily to attend his father's funeral.

    These are more natural to my ear.
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    Re: Temporarily released

    Also, "The prisoner asked the court to release him temporarily so that he could attend his father's funeral".

    It should be noted that in the UK, applications for such temporary release are made to the governor of the prison, not to a court.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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