Grace, Black Teenager Sent To Juvenile Detention for Not Doing Her Online Coursework
A 15-year-old in Michigan was incarcerated during the coronavirus pandemic after a judge ruled that not completing her schoolwork violated her probation. “It just doesn’t make any sense,” said the girl’s mother.
Aug 11, 2020, Tuesday
Case Closed: Michigan Judge Removes Grace, Black Teen Jailed For Not Doing Online Schoolwork, From Probation — ProPublica
The 15-year-old is now free from the court system. In a hearing, an Oakland County judge released her from probation after a caseworker said, “It is best for the family to move forward.”
Aug 01, 2020, Saturday
Grace, Black Teen Jailed For Not Doing Her Online Coursework, Is Released — ProPublica
Grace’s story, first published by ProPublica Illinois, prompted outrage and debate across the country. Though a judge refused to set the girl free, the Michigan Court of Appeals ordered her immediate release from a juvenile detention facility in Detroit.
Jul 30, 2020, Thursday
Jul 20, 2020, Monday
Jul 16, 2020, Thursday
The Michigan Supreme Court Is Reviewing The Case Of A Teenager Incarcerated After Not Doing Online Schoolwork During The Pandemic — ProPublica
Attorneys for a 15-year-old sent to juvenile detention for not doing her schoolwork argued the teenager is not a threat to the community, contrary to a judge’s ruling. Now Michigan’s Supreme Court is stepping in.
Jul 15, 2020, Wednesday
Thousands Demand That Michigan #FreeGrace After The Teenager Was Incarcerated For Not Doing Her Schoolwork — ProPublica
After a ProPublica investigation, public officials are pushing for the release of a Black 15-year-old sent to juvenile detention after a judge ruled that not doing her online schoolwork violated her probation. A petition has thousands of signatures.
Jul 14, 2020, Tuesday