Stories tagged: "jail"

Amid anxiety, ADHD, and the growing threat of a pandemic, a girl now known as "Grace" is in Oakland County Children's Village for not completing her homework. Graphic by Desiree Tapia.
This Michigan Teen Went to Jail for Not Doing Her Homework. In a Pandemic.

An Oakland County judge separated a 15-year-old girl from her mother during a pandemic, rather than ensure the teen has the resources she needs to address her challenges at home.

Photo courtesy Benny Napoleon
How Wayne County’s Sheriff is Leading By Example During Michigan’s Coronavirus Crisis

Sheriff Benny Napoleon had to chart Wayne County’s path through the worst of the coronavirus crisis, and his message to sheriffs refusing to enforce stay-at-home orders is clear.

WATCH: COVID-19 Is Spreading Throughout Michigan Jails. And Some Inmates Aren’t Even Criminals.

These women are working toward the release of people only guilty of pursuing the American dream.