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Florida's Boot Camp System Revisited

The death in early 2006 of 14-year old Martin Lee Anderson at a youth boot camp in Bay County raised questions about effectiveness of military-style youth boot camps.

After the arrests of 8 people for aggravated manslaughter in the death of Martin Lee Anderson this week, we look back at the now defunct boot camp system in Florida. We’ll have a roundup of developments in the case, as well as a discussion of the history of boot camps.

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Tuesday at 6:30 PM | Sunday at 7:30 AM on WUSF 89.7

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Charlie Wells - Manatee County Sheriff
Cathy Corry - of Justice4kids.org
Professor Robert Batey - of Stetson University School of Law



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