Why is a 15-year-old girl being held in a juvenile detention center in Michigan? @Jodiscohen uncovered this story in a @propublica investigation and lays out the details in this thread 👇
Early this week, the county judge denied Grace’s release from the detention center.

Cohen describes this gut-wrenching moment:
Why was her release denied? The judge claims that Grace is “blooming” in the facility, but “there is more work to be done.”

Yes, you read that right — “You are blooming there."
The story is gaining national attention — like this tweet from Sen. Kamala Harris noting the justice system’s racial disparity...
…and this tweet from Recount fav and comedian @jaboukie
Let's end with some numbers: Black children are treated unequally under the law in Michigan and across the U.S. — the statistics prove it. Grace’s story has just become the latest example of injustice.

#FreeGrace

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