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UPDATE: Out of Jail and Back in School, Grace Finds Her Voice

Pro Publica  | Published on 11/9/2020
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Update: Despite the prosecutor's agreement that the girl should return home, Judge Brennan denied a subsequent  motion to release the 15-year-old from custody. “I think you are exactly where you are supposed to be,” Brennan said. “You are blooming there, but there is more work to be done.”

Update: After 78 Days, Michigan Teen Who Was Jailed for Failing to Complete Her Homework While on Probation is Released. "The Michigan Court of Appeals ordered her immediate release pending an appeal of a circuit court judge’s decision to jail the teen, known as 'Grace,' in mid-May."