KIDS REFUSE TO SEE DAD? SEND ‘EM TO JAIL, ACCORDING TO ONE JUDGE
Juvenile detention facilities are for the junior criminals in our society, right? A place to send the bad kids who are too young for prison, you might assume. But what if you knew of three nice kids, good in school, never in any trouble, who got sent to kiddie jail because they refused to meet with the father they say is abusive?
That’s what happened to three Michigan youngsters, 15, 10, and 9 when a judge said they were in contempt of court for not spending time with the dad the kids say was violent. The judge, however, said the father was a great man, and sentenced the children to a facility until they changed their minds about seeing him. And by the way, the judge ordered the kids be kept apart, and prohibited their mother from seeing them.
Investigative journalist Michael Volpe's work has been in publications from the Washington Examiner, Crime Magazine, and numerous others. He has published articles on family court in six different media sources including simultaneous investigations in Rockland County New York, Oakland County Michigan, and in Connecticut. He's the author of three books- Prosecutors Gone Wild, The Definitive Dossier of PTSD in Whistleblowers, and Bullied to Death: Chris Mackney's Kafkaesque Divorce.
He investigated the Michigan case, and will fill us in on their situation, whether it is truly unusual, and how and why a judge makes such decisions. Find out what has transpired for these kids and their mother since their sentencing.
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