Los Angeles Sheriff's spokesman Steve Whitmore confirms to E! News that 24-year-old Redmond received a police escort to and from the Malibu home of his father, Ryan O'Neal. The visit lasted roughly three hours.
"A judge signed a removal order," Whitmore said, adding that the O'Neal family paid for all transportation costs, which totaled about $1,300. "Saturday they drove him to visit with his mother.
"It happens sometimes for a funeral or, if someone is gravely ill, someone can be released on a temporary order," Whitmore said, while refusing to directly speak about Fawcett's health.
During a hearing on his latest probation violation earlier this month, Redmond said his mother's weight was down to 86 pounds, and said her illness was a driving force in his getting clean. However, a friend of Fawcett's disputed Redmond's remarks, saying the actress wasn't as bad off as he made it sound.