ABC Evening News for Thursday, Jul 04, 1996
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(Studio: Forrest Sawyer) Report introduced.
(Sneads, Florida: Michele Norris) The implementation of tough legal actions against juvenile criminals featured; the case cited of 14-year-old Keith Johnson, convicted of murdering a classmate, tried as an adult and sent to a Florida prison for hardcore convicts. [Fresno County sheriff Steve MAGARIAN - says today's juveniles are hardcore criminals.] [In prison, JOHNSON, 17-year-old Juvan SAMPLE - talk about prison life.] Florida study said finding that teenagers sentenced to adult prisons committed more crimes upon release than those who served in juveniles prisons. [Thomas O'Farrell Youth Center Deborah YATES - opposes throwing away the key.] [MAGARIAN - reiterates sending the juvenile criminals a message.]
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