Child Abusers Convicted
According to a news article about the trial, the Gravelles tried to claim that the cages had useful behavioral purposes:
During the trial, their defense included testimony from a social worker and others who said they never witnessed abuse and said the children's behavior improved because of the cages, which were painted bright blues and reds.
I'm reminded of the Judge Rotenberg Center, with its brightly painted rooms designed to distract visitors' attention from the electric shock devices and other tortures inflicted on its students. But unlike the JRC's child abusers (who are still in business), the Gravelles soon will be going to prison where they belong.
When the Gravelles are sentenced, they will get 1 to 5 years in prison for the felony counts. I have a suggestion for the prison officials: How about painting their cells in bright blues and reds, giving them no bedding, and observing their behavior to see if it improves?