There Are No Children Here - Spring 1989, Chapter 24 Summary & Analysis

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Spring 1989, Chapter 24 Summary

In the suburb of Skokie, Judge Mahan presides over cases overflowing from the Chicago courts. He is tough on crime. He is ready to hear Terrence's plea bargain case but Terrence, along with other prisoners, is still en route from Cook County Jail. The judge calls a recess which gives Audrey, Terrence's public defender, time to talk to the prosecution. She finally gets to see the line-up photos from the first robbery case which Terrence insists he wasn't involved in. Terrence is the youngest, shortest suspect so she is not surprised he was picked out of the line as he is the only one close to matching the description of the robber. She convinces the prosecution to reduce the sentence from ten years to eight. If Terrence accepts it, he could be out in four years with good behavior. Terrence had asked his mother not...

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