|Some of Charmaine Boone/Shermain Miles's many mugshots|
Just off the top of our heads, we can recall her being arrested for: mugging elderly people from behind; possession of drugs; stealing; peeing in the back seat of police cars (in the hopes that would discourage officers from arresting her); and her Oh no she didn't! moment, asking the nice people at Magnolia Cafe if she could use their ladies room on Opening Day, then locking herself in and smearing poop all over the walls.
Ms. Miles's long rap sheet lists convictions for armed robbery, attempted robbery, criminal damage to state property, retail theft (twice), possession of controlled substances, possession of narcotics (twice), attempted robbery of a victim who was handicapped or elderly, and robbery.
She undoubtedly has personal demons, but we're more concerned about the people she has affected: the senior citizens who have suffered because of her; the businesses she has robbed (both of customers and goods); and the residents she has harassed. Most people would agree that 450+ arrests aren't indicative of someone who is capable of living an unsupervised life.
Her current home is in the Dwight Correctional Center, and Ald. Cappleman's office would like your help in ensuring that she goes into a supervised situation where she cannot be a danger to citizens in the future.
"According to the State's Attorney's Community Justice Center, Shermain Miles (a.k.a. Charmain Miles-Boone) is currently in the custody of the Illinois Department of Corrections for a Parole Violation. The IDOC Prisoner Review Board is the governing body determining her fate and, according to their website and suggested by a staff person at her holding facility (Dwight), letters appear to be a viable option to notify the Board of the problems she has caused in the various neighborhoods on the Northside. The hearing is scheduled for March 7, 2013.
Alderman Cappleman drafted the attached letter to the Prisoner Review Board, and the CJC has provided the attached template to help concerned citizens express their concerns regarding Ms. Miles' fate. Her activities in Uptown have been well-documented on your website and this is a good opportunity for community members to express their concerns in detail and potentially have an impact on the fate of a very problematic individual."If you have been affected by her behavior, either directly or indirectly, please copy and paste the following template and write a letter to the Prisoner Review Board about Ms. Miles. This is your chance to stop being frustrated about "people with 450 arrests being on our streets" and to help do something to stop it.
<CITY, STATE, ZIP CODE>
Illinois Prisoner Review Board
Victim Services Unit
319 East Madison Street, Suite A
Springfield, IL 62701
RE: SHERMAIN MILES (Inmate #: B47021)
Victim/Witness Letter of Concern for Upcoming Prisoner Review Board Hearing
TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN:
[write your text here]
Below is Alderman Cappleman's letter: