Jailed American teen who violated COVID-19 rules in Caribbean returns home

Skylar Mack, 18, is a free woman and back on U.S. soil after serving 32 days of her two month sentence in a Cayman Islands prison for breaking the island’s mandatory quarantine regulations.
2:39 | 01/18/21

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Let's turn to that American teen back in the U.S. After being jailed in the cayman islands for breaking covid-19 protocols. Our janai Norman is in Atlanta, where Skylar Mack returned home. Her family is speaking out for the first time since she got back. Reporter: Skylar Mack went down to the cayman islands the day after Thanksgiving she just got back to her atlanta-area home on Friday after spending more than 30 days behind bars. We spoke with her grandmother who said that Skylar is very smart, but she didn't mince words, her granddaughter made, quote, a stupid decision. This morning, Skylar Mack, the 18-year-old sentenced to two months behind bars in cayman islands for breaking quarantine rules is out of prison and back on American soil. Skylar, how do you feel to be back in the U.S.? Very excited. Reporter: Mack traveled to the caribbean island November 7th and per island rules was required to quarantine for 14 days, but after two days in isolation and a negative covid test, Skylar removed her wrist monitor, breaching quarantine, to watch her boyfriend compete in a race. Both Mack and her boyfriend, who was charged with aiding and abetting were detained and initially ordered to pay a fine and community service. But after a legal back and forth the couple was sentenced to two months in prison, ultimately serving 32 days before bar. I got the first call that she was in trouble, her boyfriend called while the authorities were talking to her, she said, please don't be mad with her. I'm like, but she knows better. Reporter: Now her grandmother speaking for the first time since the teen returned home a free woman. It's the biggest relief. I finally slept through the night and it's kind of hard to fall asleep when someone you love so much isn't sleeping. She's a tough girl. But she had to be scared. Reporter: And her family certainly relieved that she's back home safe. Skylar couldn't help smiling. One thing they made clear, Skylar made the decision to breach quarantine and Skylar needed to face the consequences. T.J. All right, janai, we'll be hearing from Skylar Mack exclusively in an exclusive interview tomorrow.

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