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3-Year-Old Locked in Jail Cell

Should Children Be Put in Jail With Their Parents?

A time-out gone too far? Well, not exactly. Recently released video shows a 3-year-old being locked in a jail cell alongside her mother. Last month, Ohio police arrested Latonya Bass after she tried to shoplift more than $500 worth of merchandise from a local Walmart while her daughter sat in the cart.

Police brought Bass and her girl to the station, where they were placed in a cell until the father arrived. According to police, they thought it was better for the child to be with her mother as opposed to being separated and surrounded by strangers. However, this may have backfired, as Bass says her daughter is now afraid of police. What do you think of the incident? Weigh in by voting in our poll and leaving your comments below.

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