Afrika Owes Released From Rikers Island in Time for School
September 1, 2011 6:26pm | By Shayna Jacobs, DNAinfo Reporter/Producer
MANHATTAN SUPREME COURT — She's going from the big house to the school house.
Owes, 17, a former Deerfield Academy student who will now be attending a public Manhattan high school, was released as part of an agreement that would see her freed before the start of the academic year.
Owes' attorney, Elsie Chandler, said her client is looking to put the past and her summer at Rikers Island behind her and get back to pursuing an education.
"She's someone for whom education and school is a lifeline and I think she's learned from this experience," Chandler said Thursday.