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Arrested 396 Times In The Last 35 Years, Woman Sent For Mental Health Care

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Arrested 396 times, Shermain Miles, 51, of Chicago may be about to finally retire from her life of crime after she accepted a plea deal which will send on a mental health care program to deal with her serial substance abuse.

Miles was held at Logan Correctional Center in Logan County, Illinois in December for her part in an armed robbery. She was released from the facility in April 2011 but, while on parole, re-offended and was arrested numerous times, prompting her return to prison.

One of Miles’s more recent arrests was following an alleged attack on Alderman James Cappleman last summer. Miles pleaded guilty in a Cook county court on Monday to the allegation as well as two other separate incidents she was accused of including public drinking and trespassing.

Having been arrested an astounding 396 times over the last 35 years, county court Judge Peggy Chiampas credited the repeat offender for time served after she agreed to the recommendation of the court that she undergo a mental health evaluation along with follow-up treatments.

Judge Chiampas addressed Miles following sentencing saying: “All of us are reaching out to you and offering you, maybe for the first time in your life, a hand, OK ? But you’ve got to reach out and grab all of our hands as well”. Miles apologized for her behaviour to the Judge and said: “I just want to thank you. I’m not that person”.

The Huffington Post reported on Miles’s life of crime back in April, noting that she has been involved in a string of offences including possession of drugs, burglary and assault. Having been imprisoned at least ten times since 1978 and arrested 396 times, it is clear that prison hasn’t helped to rehabilitate Miles. It seems the court hopes that rehabilitation, in the form of mental health care, will be more effective.

If someone has been arrested 396 times and keeps re-offending, isn’t it clear that they need help in the form of mental health care? Should the courts stop putting repeat offenders back in prison and invest more in rehabilitating them via mental health programs?

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5 Responses to “Arrested 396 Times In The Last 35 Years, Woman Sent For Mental Health Care”

  1. Wendell Fountain

    This pathetic creature is not fit to walk among us. I take no joy in making such a statement, but she needs to be put away indefinitely. There is no helping this person.

  2. Jabari C J Daniel

    Racist you are, don't care how much you try to fake it. I'm sure if this was a white person you'd say have mercy on them you piece of filth!

  3. Anonymous

    this makes it 396 and she's oh my God black oh don't say it someone might here you oh my! ok I''ll say it.."loud ""she's black "and the truth will set you free but it makes the voodoo liberal sky fall on us all with a bias vengeance and the earth will shake if we recognize and say real facts anymore.she's very famous here and has a big stupid smile on here.
    wicked face for being so evil popular as a the criminal queen here I guess she thinks she makes the blacks so proud of her race here now.she becomes a super star democrat here with here picture and all the liberal fame to boot and she's part of the majority voters it seems now of all times now she needs quote mental help and her case worker couldn't see this coming at all even at crime #10 or at #80 or 195 #or 296 or not even at 395 but now they say she needs mental help here. I say the case worker should be hung with her.she needs prison time in a shoe box period but so much for the three strikes your out rule now. right? It's real easy to see why here she looks almost like her king Obama and that makes all the difference in all the new fundamental rule book now.