Mother in Ohio's 'caged kids' case out of prison
Fri, 18 Mar 2011 20:50:31 GMT —
A Northwest Ohio woman who forced some of her 11 adopted, special-needs children to sleep in cages has been released after serving two years in prison on child abuse and endangering convictions.
The state prison system says Sharen Gravelle, 62, was released Wednesday and must serve three years of probation.
Her husband, Michael Gravelle, 62, was convicted on similar counts and is scheduled for release Monday.
The couple lost custody of the children in 2006. The Gravelles said they used wire and wood enclosures at their home in Norwalk in northern Ohio to protect children they said were unruly and destructive.
Sharen Gravelle could not be reached for comment Thursday. No phone listing could be found.