In the 1980's boot camp programs was the fashion in punishment of juvenile offenders. Unfortunately it was an untested concept and the tests took the life of 16 year old Mario Cano. After his deaths lawyers fought over the continued use of out-of-state programs like VisionQuest offered.
Unfortunately the battle field was the wrong one. A boot camp is not a tool to help teenagers out of crime. We do know that now. They cannot help fewer kids to choose without crime.
It took more casulties before this could be learned. Mario Cano was one of the first teenagers to lose his life in a boot camp. Had the world learned of his death lives could have been saved.
CALIFORNIA IGNORES ITS OWN AT OUT-OF-STATE PRISON CAMPS
Read more: http://nl.newsbank.com/nl-search/we/Archives?p_product=SB&p_theme=sb&p_action=search&p_maxdocs=200&p_topdoc=1&p_text_direct-0=0EB046EB5A2192FE&p_field_direct-0=document_id&p_perpage=10&p_sort=YMD_date:D&s_trackval=GooglePM#ixzz1MjeAoq4d, The Sacramento Bee, June 28, 1998 (Per-per-view article)
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