Arrested 396 Times: Woman Sentenced in Chicago

June 11, 2013 Updated: July 18, 2015

A Chicago woman who was arrested 396 times was sentenced Tuesday to seek mental health and substance abuse treatment, according to reports.

“All of us are reaching out to you and offering you, maybe for the first time in your life, a hand, OK?” Judge Peggy Chiampas told the woman, Shermain Miles, reported CBS Chicago. “But you’ve got to reach out and grab all of our hands as well.”

Miles told the judge that “I just want to thank you.”

Miles has been arrested nearly 400 times over the past 35 years, but she has been in the Logan Correctional Center in Lincoln since December after she was caught violating parole, reported The Associated Press.

She also pleaded guilty to trespassing and public drinking charges.

Miles, who is homeless, was convicted for a number of felonies and misemeanors.

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