It's been proposed for South Fulton County.

Should parents go to jail when their children commit crimes?

Do you think parents should be jailed for the crimes their children commit?

Well, one metro Atlanta city is considering a law that would do just that. 

Supporters of such laws say they can encourage parents to pay closer attention to what their children are doing. Opponents say the punishments are misguided.

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