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How A Teenager's Actions Changed Punishments For Violent Juvenile Offenders

Forty years ago this month a 15-year-old boy in New York went on a crime spree that shocked the city and helped change the nature of sentencing minors in America. As part of a new WNYC podcast about the juvenile justice system called Caught Radio Rookies brings this story.

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Kaari Pitkin