But, this story popped up this weekend. Caleb Sosa, from Detroit, spent two years in juvenile lock-up when he was 14 for murder. He was acquitted two years later. The interesting twist is that Sosa then sued the City of Detroit for violating his civil rights. Through the City's inaction, by not filing timely paperwork, a judge awarded Sosa $1.1 million.
There will be more on this later this week when the cold goes away and internet returns.
But for now, I wonder if there are people who read this article and think they would serve two years in jail for that much money when they got out. If not, how much would it take?