A Cobb County family is desperately worried about their loved one. The father of six is locked up in the DeKalb County Jail and is battling cancer.

His family claims the jail officials are not giving him his life-saving medication.

CBS46 reporter Mike Dunston spoke to the wife of Deshanta Reese.

"He's real aggravated and I know last night, he wasn't able to keep his food down," said Wendy Reese.

Wendy says Deshanta is locked up here in the DeKalb County Jail on a probation violation. Attorney Shawn McCullers says Deshanta told him hes hasn't had his chemo and other medicines since he was arrested three weeks ago. McCullers will be sending a letter to the jail Wednesday.

"Once the state takes you into custody whether it's the jail or prison facility, they are responsible for your medical care," said McCullers.

A jail spokesperson told me they can't give us any information because of privacy laws. They issued us the following statement:Inmates can report concerns from inside the housing units and family members can do so through our Jail Hotline. Per your email, we advised our medical staff of the concern.Copyright 2018 WGCL-TV (Meredith Corporation). All rights reserved.

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