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Georgia / Dixon, Wilson Cases / A Discussion #856966

CNN Evening News for Saturday, Jan 27, 2007
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(Studio: Rick Sanchez) The case of Marcus Dixon†, a former high school football player from Georgia who was convicted in 2003 for child molestation after having sex with a teenage classmate when he was 18, recalled. [DIXON – thanks people who worked for his release from prison.] Live discussion held with defense attorney B.J. Bernstein†, Georgia state senator Emanuel Jones† and Kemba Smith Foundation founder Kemba Smith† about cases like Dixon’s and that of Genarlow Wilson, in which teens are convicted and sent to prison as sex offenders. [JONES – comments on a bill that will allow cases to be reconsidered.] [From Richmond, Virginia, SMITH – recounts her own conviction on drug charges; says prosecutors have too much power.] [BERNSTEIN – comments on mandatory minimum sentences.]
Sanchez, Rick

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