After 396 Arrests, She Promises to Avoid No. 397
Chicago woman back out for fresh start
By John Johnson, Newser Staff
Posted Nov 20, 2013 5:34 PM CST

(Newser) – It's hard to fathom, but a Chicago woman has managed to get herself arrested 396 times in the last 35 years, reports NBC Chicago. This week, 52-year-old Shermain Miles got released from jail to a residential home for ex-cons, and she told the Sun-Times she is determined to avoid yet another return trip by staying away from old haunts and bad influences. "I’m really not that bad a person," she says. "It was the alcohol I was drinking that turned me into a monster."

Her offenses range from minor ones such as disorderly conduct to scarier ones such as an assault on a local alderman two years ago. “Hopefully, she’s seen the light and is tired of being incarcerated," says the chair of the state's Parole Review Board.

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Margaret Fuller
Nov 22, 2013 10:08 AM CST
Too bad they can't get her for harvisting a couple marijuana seeds, she could get LIFE! (WAKE UP AMERICA-THIS DRUG WAR on pot IS INSANE!!!)
Linda Al-Jamal
Nov 22, 2013 9:58 AM CST
just maybe this woman has a mental health reading some of the charges it seems most likely.. since the government wanted/and closed down mental institutions real crazies have been left on their own. Not taking medication, doing alcohol or drugs which make them twice as likely to do stupid shit.... when these people are incarcerated they receive no medical treatment for the mental health issues.
Nate Mitchell
Nov 22, 2013 9:40 AM CST
put her in the iron maiden!