As the report states that Miles is homeless, it is highly possible she is using the correctional system in order to have housing. Whether suffering from mental illness or using the system for shelter, Cook County Judge Peggy Chiampas gave the 51-year-old a break.
"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," the Sun Times reported the Judge as saying. Though currently in custody at the Lincoln, Illinois facility Logan Correctional Center, Judge Chiampas ordered Miles to a treatment program for substance abuse and one that will address her mental health issues.
Miles reportedly thanked the judge for her leniency and kindness in hoping she finds real treatment and ends the cycle once and for all. Miles reportedly served three years on an armed robbery conviction. She was accused of attacking Ald. James Cappleman (46th) in 2011 and had other charges of trespassing and consuming alcohol in public.
What do you think? Do you think the fact that Miles is described as homeless may factor into her arrests? Was she using the system for shelter or do you think she may be mentally ill?
Chicago woman arrested 396 times in 35 years bit.ly/19nsOZn Judge orders her to get help
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