Individuals in house arrest are allowed to take kids to school

by Roberta Lunghini - 2017.06.21
Individuals in house arrest are allowed to take kids to school
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In Italy, a parent under house arrest cannot be automatically denied the right to take his/her kids to school. For this reason, the Supreme Court overturned a previous sentence by a Surveillance Judge who had denied the request of an individual under house arrest to leave home, merely to take her child to school and to sports activities. A position on the part of the Judge that was not in line with the authorization already in force for the individual, who left home for work, during the hours 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day, and from 6 p.m. until 1 a.m. each night. Therefore, even if in Italy, those under house arrest are prohibited from even throwing out the garbage or simply walking the dog, it is not considered to be the same, when it comes to a child’s education. The Supreme Court, in fact, clarified that a parent has a right and an obligation to guarantee a child’s education and health. Hence, these specific activities must be allowed, even for someone who has been sentenced to not leave home.

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