Thursday, July 23, 2020

Judge Denies 15-Year-Old Release After Being Jailed For Not Doing Homework

A judge in Michigan, United States has ruled that a 15-year-old girl who was incarcerated for not completing her homework would not be released.
Oakland County Circuit Court Judge Mary Ellen Brennan during the three-hour proceeding on Monday said it was in the teenager’s best interest to stay in the program.
The teenage African American girl, who is identified by the name “Grace” to protect her identity, was placed on probation in April by Judge Brennan following a case of assault and theft. But in May, she was sentenced to a juvenile centre for violating her probation by failing to do her homework, which was one of the requirements of the probation.
However, U.S news site ProPublica which did a special report on Grace and her mother, revealed that the teenager has ADHD, receives special education services and struggled with the transition to online learning and fell behind.
During the hearing, Brennan told Grace that it was in her best interest to stay in the program after all of the progress she had been making.

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