Mother In Jail on Contempt Released for Mother’s Day

An Illinois woman was reportedly held in contempt and incarcerated for refusing to submit her son to a court-ordered psychological evaluation by an agency that refused to disclose the therapist’s credentials to her.

The woman and her supporters contend that the incarceration was yet another instance of a penalty imposed on local women who don’t have attorneys in child custody cases. They claim that women lose overwhelmingly in contested custody cases there.

The women will be pressing their claims of discrimination and denial of due process in a separate action in federal court soon.

Read more in this Chicago News Sun article.