Child Held in State Prison Released on Bond

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A 16-year-old Memphis girl was released on bond Wednesday after spending 43 days in an empty, segregated wing of a women's prison and without ever being convicted of a crime. Rosalyn "Bird" Holmes was arrested in Collierville in January after she and three other teenagers robbed a man at gunpoint on the Highland Strip. The teenagers forced the man to drive his truck to his Collierville home where they stole items and made the man take money from an ATM. Holmes was kept in the prison before her trial and before she was indicted on any charges thanks to Tennessee's "safekeeping" rule. The controversial law allows judges to send alleged offenders to state prisons while they await trial. State corrections policy mandates "safekeepers" be held...

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Child Held in State Prison Released on Bond

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