Currently the question Inmate leave to attend funeral overseas? has 3 close votes as "opinion based".
Now, I agree that nobody can tell, for sure, what the judge would do. But there is the possibility to inform the OP of the factors that the judge may take into consideration to decide (e.g. risk of evasion when leaving the country).
Would such an answer be off-topic? Would it be necessary/convenient to ask the OP to modify the question, to make it clear/confirm that he is interested in learning the legal aspects even if a no "Yes/No" answer may be given?