now hoping to complete their probations this year so they can leave the juvenile justice system behind. There’s only 1 day left to make your end-of-year donation to support Truthout. Through the letters, the pair discussed issues both personal and political and their communication became the skeleton of Boy With a Knife nine years later. That changed in April 1993, when Reed and two friends, Nigel Thomas and Gator Collett, drove to upscale Dartmouth, Massachusetts, to settle a score with a boy who had insulted Thomas. QUICK ADD. “I left prison only a few years from turning 40,” he writes in an epilogue to Boy With a Knife, “yet had never held a job, never paid taxes, never rented an apartment or been grocery shopping — the list of Nevers was pretty astounding. Reed eventually secured representation from a public defender who did his best to bring in experts, including forensic psychologists, who testified that Reed was not a “violent delinquent,” and did not pose a danger to the community. Half of this time was spent in a confrontational ‘rap’ session. Boy With a Knife, by Jean Trounstine, is Reed’s story. Story of Incarcerated Teen Shows Injustice of Juvenile Imprisonment (Image: Ig Publishing)Every year in the United States, nearly a quarter of a million young people are tried, sentenced or imprisoned as adults. Juvie by Steve Watkins (Candlewick, October 8). Available Online. Worse, Shavonne’s roommate isn’t the most stable, and when a guard seeks revenge upon Shavonne, she learns she is a lot more ready for her freedom than she thought she was. When he returned, he was arrested for truancy and petty larceny, and was sent back to the … by Joanne Morici Printed in FAMILY CIRCLE on February 26, 1985. A very high proportion of youth crime, much higher than for adults, is committed by groups of co-offenders (Elliott and Menard, 1996; Miller, 1982). And violence was just one of the Whaling City’s problems. But as compelling as his personal story is, it is the larger context of his trial and conviction that is most gripping. Please, do what you can to keep us strong in 2021. For readers who don’t want to do YA books, this one actually started as an adult novel and was reworked to appeal to YA readers. Trounstine first met the convicted teen in 2008 when she brought a class from Middlesex Community College, where she teaches, to hear a jailhouse lecture he was scheduled to deliver. They can choose to be part of an alternative sentencing program involving Shakespeare instead of lockup. Keep an eye on your inbox. True; False; Answer Key. So often, these stories seem to be forgotten about in real life — we forget that not all teens are in a traditional high school situation or have a place to go home to at night. Eventually, thanks to the tireless efforts of pro-bono attorney Richard Neumeier, who sued the Massachusetts Parole Board on Reed’s behalf, Reed was freed. Though Hellenweiler is meant to be more of a boys home than an actual prison, for 14-year-old Hal, it’s nothing short of jail. Shared Stories of Successful Graduates of Juvenile Residential Programs: A Phenomenological Study Context Criminologists and lawmakers often ponder the rationale for juvenile delinquency and recidivism. Things, he thought, were finally looking up: the “step-down” program came with housing, a job and a fair amount of freedom, and he planned to enroll in a local community college that fall. Black youth, she writes, are more likely to have their cases heard in adult courts, and nine times more likely to be sentenced to serve their time in adult prisons than white defendants like Reed. In Getting Somewhere, four girls who have nothing in common are sent to an experimental detention center on a farm in the middle of no where in order to serve out their punishment for the crimes they committed. By the time Karter Kane Reed became a teenager, his hometown of New Bedford, Massachusetts, had been dubbed “the most violent place in New England” by the FBI. Trounstine and Reed further note that reams of evidence confirm that teenagers are typically impulsive, spontaneous and too immature to make well-reasoned decisions. This is urgent: Time is running out to make your end-of-year donation to support independent journalism. To donate by check, phone, bitcoin, or other method, see our More Ways to Give page. Still, he was rarely in serious trouble and attracted little notice. A move to try youngsters in adult courts — and then jail those found guilty alongside adult men and women — became standard fare, despite evidence, Trounstine writes, that teens convicted and sentenced as adults have higher recidivism rates than those sentenced as juveniles and are 36 times more likely to commit suicide than those who are detained with people their age. We explore stories of former inmates to find out. Subscribe to Truthout’s daily newsletter and never miss a story. Martin didn’t mean to do what he did, but he’s arrested for it anyway. By all accounts, Reed’s family life was also difficult. Pollution Has Made It Worse. Was it his rock-and-roll lifestyle? One of the boys confessed and I hoped that it might eventuate [cop-ese] this way. It’s not his first time in juvie, but this time, no one visits him and everything seems a little bit off. Nevertheless, he told Trounstine that not a day goes by that he does not think about Jason Robinson or regret taking his life. He did not understand that he could have insisted on waiting until his mother and an attorney were present. Juvenile Justice Is Taking a Positive Trajectory – Will it Be Hurt by Harsh Gun Laws? Fifteen states allow prosecutors unfettered power to decide whether a child will be tried in a juvenile or adult court. Eleanor J. Bader is an award-winning journalist who writes about domestic social issues, movements for social change, books and art. Ecosystem Destruction Fueled the Pandemic. A group of juvenile delinquents live a violent and crime-filled life in the festering slums of Mexico City, and the morals of young Pedro are gradually corrupted and destroyed by the others. 2. In January 2009, Reed was found in possession of “contraband:” a bottle of glucosamine chondroitin, an over-the-counter supplement that he had begun taking for elbow tendinitis, and an excessive amount of underwear. Burning Down the House: The… by Nell Bernstein. Children as young as 5 are threatened, arrested, arraigned and detained. Yes, underwear. As they approached Thomas’ nemesis, another Dartmouth boy, Duane Silva, tossed a few nasty words their way, threw several punches in their direction and subsequently knocked Thomas to the floor. By Nicholas Williams, 17, Daniel Murphy HS Nicholas asks: "What can we expect these teens to do with life sentences, sit in their cells and rot?" Shavonne has been in juvenile detention since she was in middle school, but it’s not until she meets Dr. Delpopolo, the counselor, that she feels comfortable opening up about her rough family life and past. The Knife and The Butterfly by Ashley Hope Perez. We’ll send you the top news, analysis and commentary from Truthout’s reporters and leading progressive thinkers, as well as the best reprints from other independent news sources. Please make a tax-deductible monthly or one-time donation today! SUCCESS STORY: FROM JUVENILE DELINQUENT TO M.D. Audit of Absentee Ballots in Georgia Debunks Trump’s Errant Claims of Fraud, Britain Prepares for Increased Isolation in Wake of Brexit Deal, Civil Rights Groups Fight Back Against Georgia’s Voter Purges, Trump’s Stimulus and Defense Shenanigans Are Having Ripple Effects in Georgia, Ex-Prisoners and Prisoners Organizing for Community Advancement. Within days, Reed was charged with first-degree premeditated murder for killing the unarmed Robinson, also 16. Juvenile facilities weren't made to educate — they were made to imprison. The next day, however, Reed and his friends were still steaming and they decided to visit Dartmouth High, the school attended by Thomas’ adversary. Ashton is a juvenile delinquent. (Image: Ig Publishing)Every year in the United States, nearly a quarter of a million young people are tried, sentenced or imprisoned as adults. Boy With a Knife: A Story of Murder, Remorse, and a Prisoner’s Fight for Justice, by Jean Trounstine, Ig Publishing, April 2016. She was forced to sign up for TDI in order to avoid doing community service. Property Crimes; False; 1.6 Million; 200,000; True; True; Juveniles in Adult Court. (Courtesy of Ig Publishing)Trounstine’s account of Reed’s trial as an adult offender, the 20 years he spent in lockup and his post-prison redemption makes for intense — and important — reading. Karter Reed was one of them, convicted of murder and sentenced to life in adult prison at the age of 16. Now, at 35, Dr. Mary Groda-Lewis is a gutsy woman who beat the odds. Not surprisingly, Reed was floundering in school, rootless, angry and unsure of himself. Juvenile Delinquency and Juvenile Crime Yakisha Johnson CJA/204 July 16, 2012 Michael Paris Juvenile Delinquency and Juvenile Crime Delinquency… Juvenile delinquency consists of any juvenile actions of conduct in violation of juvenile status offenses, criminal law and other juvenile misbehavior. Shawn Pina, Silva’s friend and the original antagonist, then entered the fray. In cases of juvenile life, it’s not uncommon for older co-defendants, more mature and savvy to the criminal justice system, to take a plea deal — sometimes in exchange for testimony against the others — while the juvenile, naive and often the least culpable, ends up with the harshest sentence. If you give today, your tax-deductible gift will be matched, dollar for dollar! Jean Trounstine. "I've been here 17 times," she says in Richard Ross' latest collection of images, "Girls in Justice." See All Formats. There’s only 1 day left to make your end-of-year tax-deductible donation for 2020. Jean Trounstine. Reed is now out of jail, on lifetime parole. Paperback $16.95. Paperback $12.00. Reese wants to get out of juvie early, but when his best friend in the facility is about to have his ass kicked, he knows he can’t just sit back and let it happen. What is the message of the song? Shavonne has been in juvenile detention since she was in middle school, but it’s not until she meets Dr. Delpopolo, the counselor, that she feels comfortable opening up about her rough family life and past. Truthout is a nonprofit and we depend on readers just like you to survive. At 18, she’ll be able to walk free — and being 17, that idea scares her. Juvenile Delinquency. But the fight did not happen. “But we are not beyond redemption. Forced to listen to another inmate — a white girl — as she struggles with what put her behind bars and unable to make sense of his case file full of redacted news clippings, Azael realizes that this sentence is indeed much different than his last. Thank you for signing up! Instead, many have found themselves in a shit position either because of a stupid decision on their part or because of how unfairly the justice system has impacted them. The threesome hoped that the tussle would give Thomas a chance to confront his tormentor. Reed, of course, knew none of this, but when he heard the roster of charges against him — trespassing; carrying a dangerous weapon; disturbing the peace while armed; conspiracy to commit a crime; and murder — he waived his Miranda rights. What does this song tell you about American attitudes towards teenagers in 1957? But Reese gets another chance when he’s assigned to a senior citizen’s home for a work program — maybe if he shapes up while on the job, he’ll have his ticket out of Progress. Play the song, “I’m not a Juvenile Delinquent” by Frankie Lymon and the Teenagers (1956) and discuss as a class: How are the performers dressed? As Trounstine reports, Reed was in some ways unusual. What should have been a light punishment, though, turns into six months in juvie — will she return back home the person she was before? What’s more, it took until four years ago — 2012 — for the US Supreme Court, in Miller v. Alabama, to rule that sentencing juveniles to life behind bars without the possibility of parole violated the constitutional ban on cruel and unusual punishment. Throughout the 19th century, juveniles in the United States who were accused of criminal behaviour were tried in the same courts as adults and subjected to the same punishments. My Life As a Juvenile Delinquent. As a result, they argue, locking kids in cages hurts more than it helps. By Dick Cavett March 11, 2011 8:30 pm March 11, ... happily or unhappily, but certainly expensively, was true.] Trying to get with the mega hot girl who has a boyfriend already? Oftentimes there are risk factors that may influence the probability of a child and/or adolescent engaging in juvenile delinquent behavior. His falling apart family? 1 DAY LEFT to have your donation matched! Paperback $17.95. On any given night in the U.S., there are approximately 60,500 youth confined in juvenile correctional facilities or other residential programs. 12/10/2010 02:58 pm ET Updated May 25, 2011 The statistics are grim, but the reality behind those numbers is even grimmer for the many young people locked up in US adult prisons. Can we count on you to help us stay strong? Our daily email newsletter will keep you up to date. Can we count on you to help us stay strong? Juvenile Justice. As the story unfolds, Reed makes no bones about his guilt or about the reckless behavior he engaged in on the day of the fight. Ashton is a juvenile delinquent. Truthout is a nonprofit and depends on your financial support. See All Formats. The Juvenile Justice Delinquency Prevention Act and the Prison Rape Elimination Act work to dictate that youth may not be housed or left with out staff supervision with adult inmates. She spent four years in reform school, was a 16-year-old illiterate, an unwed mother at 20. When he’s sent to Rikers Island and locked up, things only get worse when he’s caught between two prisoners who don’t get along. Corpus Christi: Film dramatises real-life story of juvenile delinquent who posed as a small-town priest. The presence of a father in the home reduces the likelihood of a delinquent son. Sometimes the reasons these kids are in prison is that they consciously did something terrible, but that’s not always the case. There’s also Richard Ross’s spectacular Juvenile in Justice which includes 150 photos of kids sentenced to time in prison throughout the United States, giving them an opportunity to talk about what life is really like behind bars. In a letter published by The Boston Globe in 2011, Reed gets to the heart of the issue: “Some of us commit unjustifiable or unconscionable acts that bring undeserved heartache and suffering to our victims and their families,” he wrote. Truthout is a nonprofit & we depend on readers to survive. This is urgent: If you give today, your tax-deductible donation will be matched, dollar for dollar! All of us have the capacity for change, to become productive contributors to our families and society and to make a difference in the world for the better.”. Nicholas, 17, says that interviewing four teens in jail showed him that we must listen to and learn from their stories. They tell their stories here. Delinquent is a juvenile term for criminals who have not yet reached adulthood. This meant that unemployment and poverty were endemic, leaving most residents of the hardscrabble town — including the Reeds — struggling. Juvenile Justice One Kid at a Time: A Success Story, Interrupted. To keep up with Book Riot on a daily basis, follow us on Twitter, like us on Facebook, , and subscribe to the Book Riot podcast in iTunes or via RSS. Jail isn’t a laughing matter, but this story might have you believing the means of Ritchie getting there can be kind of funny. How bad are they? Follow us for first access to the latest news and analysis. We usually wait a few days on a situation like this. January 17, 2018 Virginia assembly bills seek to curb the state’s school-to-prison pipeline . Similarly, Boy with a Knife makes clear that the curtailment of education programs, whether for a high school equivalency diploma or college credit, is a penny-wise response that leaves kids without the skills they’ll need when they are eventually released. Sadly, this finding came decades too late for the thousands of minors with whom Reed was locked up. This is the story of two young men who’ve gone through a local system the same as thousands of juveniles; they are just two of the 82 youth sent to state-run juvenile facilities from Elkhart County, last year’s figures show. Each juvenile spent five total hours in total in the facility. “No one should be judged solely on the worst thing they ever did,” he writes. Since his release he has obtained an associate’s degree and has found romance as well as work. ABC Arts / By Jason Di Rosso for The Screen Show. Sadie was always the good sister, and Carla’s always been the irresponsible one. A 16-year-old girl, identified only by the initials E.B., sits inside a juvenile detention center. Still, by the time Reed’s case went to trial many US politicians and media outlets were in a frenzy over the sharp increase in serious crime that had begun in the 1980s. As a result, however, juvenile inmates may be placed in isolation, or solitary confinement, as a safety measure. For those interested in non-fiction about juveniles in prison, there’s No Choirboy: Murder, Violence, and Teenagers on Death Row by Susan Kuklin, featuring interviews with teens sentenced to death row. Research shows strict laws for juveniles do little or nothing to result in lower crime rates. He was also a target, a slightly built boy who had been jumped five times before entering high school. At the age of 13, he was sent to a juvenile detention center in California for shoplifting lingerie, and at 14, he ran off with a friend to Texas. Start 2021 with a brand new reading tracker, inspired by the Bullet Journal. He also learned that the prosecutor did not want him tried as a youthful offender; the judicial system agreed, giving him a status that linked Reed to approximately 250,000 other young people who have been processed as adults for crimes ranging from drug sales, burglary, theft and property crimes, to murder and violent assault. Karter Reed’s response to these attacks was to carry a buck knife, and Trounstine reports that he kept the blade open at all times as he moved between classes at the New Bedford Vocational Technical High School. In addition to Truthout, she writes for The Progressive, Lilith Magazine and blog, the LA Review of Books, Fiction Writers Review and other online and print publications. How about unconventional juvenile detention? I loved the dynamics, the drama, and more than anything else, the extent to which we see women in a crappy situation still able to be themselves — for better or worse — despite being behind bars. The Top 100 Juvenile Delinquency Films of All Time; The Best Horror Movies Of the 1980s; The Best Science Fiction Movies of 1977; The Best Comedy Movies Of the 2000s; The Most Recently Released Movies; The Most Recently Added Movies; Movies by Decade from this Chart . Juvenile gangs often perform delinquent acts, not solely out of frustration with society but also out of a need to attain status within their group. Nationwide, it is becoming easier and easier to try juveniles into adult criminal courts. As a member of Ex-Prisoners and Prisoners Organizing for Community Advancement, he further advocates expanding opportunities for incarcerated and formerly incarcerated people, from “ban the box” laws to keep potential employers from considering past involvement in the criminal legal system when hiring, to restorative justice efforts that allow offenders and victims to listen to one another, process reactions and formulate solutions. His father died when Merle was just nine years old, so he lacked the guidance craved by young men. But when the two get caught up in a drug deal gone horribly wrong, Sadie takes the punishment to protect her sister and her sister’s child. Reed bounced between nine separate state prisons between his conviction and 2008 when he was paroled to a pre-release facility in Roslindale, Massachusetts. What kind of image are they trying to present? Behind bars: Four teens in prison tell their stories. In the Juvenile Offenders Learn Truth (JOLT) program, juvenile delinquents in contact with one of four Michigan county courts participated. Suffice it to say that the result is emotional, fact-driven and compelling, and not only chronicles Reed’s personal history and experience with the judicial system, but puts his incarceration into a wider political frame that deconstructs prevailing US attitudes about crime, punishment and the punitive and often arbitrary ways that power is exerted by judges, court officers, probation and parole agencies, and attorneys specializing in both criminal defense and criminal prosecution. Which, of course, led me to think about how YA books have tackled teens in prison. Right now, your gift will be matched dollar for dollar. “Well, I’m glad to hear that. And as absurd as it sounds, even though the drug charge was dismissed fairly quickly, the fact that Reed had six more pairs of underwear than the system allowed sent him back to jail, this time in the Old Colony Correctional Center in Bridgewater. Youth Crime and Urban Policy:… by Robert L. Woodson. Available Online. Unfortunately for Reed, other experts, called by the prosecutor, said the opposite and their conclusions helped convict the teen and send him to prison for life, with the possibility of parole after 15 years. What’s more, while he does not make excuses for the crime he committed or minimize the misdeeds of others, he pleads for compassion over revenge. QUICK ADD. Please give whatever you can to help keep Truthout strong in the months to come. In 2009, a 14-year-old boy shot and killed another teenager who was riding a bicycle down a suburban street. At 18, she’ll be able to walk free — and being 17, that idea scares her. Efforts have been made to identify potential delinquents at an early age in order to provide preventive treatment. Haggard, like 50 Cent and Snoop, got an early start in troublemaking. The New Strain of COVID May Have Already Coursed Through the US. She and Reed had begun corresponding a year earlier and their letter exchange continued until his release in 2013. … True Notebooks: A Writer's… by Mark Salzman. By this point a crowd of students had gathered and while several teachers tried to break up the commotion, Reed stood on the sidelines, frozen. Although it is true that an adolescent's involvement with youth gangs is associated with a greatly increased risk of criminal behavior, that risk also accompanies association with delinquent peer groups more generally. QUICK ADD. Juvenile justice - Juvenile justice - United States: The establishment of the first Children’s Court of Law in Chicago in 1889 represented a major innovation in juvenile justice. Our coverage investigates current juvenile justice policies — many of them controversial — and closely examines the burgeoning debate over proposed new approaches to handling young people at risk. Several risk factors have been linked to define the problem of juvenile crime such as poverty, peer relations, school, family life, and community dynamics. Our end-of-year fundraiser is when we most need your support. I had never seen or used the Internet or a cell phone, had never been in an adult relationship, and had never paid any bills — or had any bills to pay for that matter.” All of this, he writes, made his adjustment to life on the outside far more difficult than it needed to be. Karter Reed was one of them, convicted of murder and sentenced to life in adult prison at the age of 16. Even though this is an opportunity to straighten up, not all of the girls will walk away from this experienced changed for the better. Both say Here’s a look at a handful of YA books that feature teens behind bars, both those who are impacted by their sentences and those who may, unfortunately, see themselves returning not as juvenile offenders but instead, as adult prisoners. To act or not to act, that is the question for some juvenile offenders in Massachusetts. Factors that may increase the risk of juvenile delinquency include things like aggressiveness, peer influence, history of family violence or abuse, and so on. Trial by Fire: Prosecutors Sending Juveniles to Adult Courts. His dad was in jail, serving an 18 to 20 year sentence for attempting to sell cocaine to an undercover officer, and his mom was drinking heavily and providing little guidance to her son. Read the most recent news stories about juvenile crime and delinquency on Newser.com - Page 2 | Newser Worse, Shavonne’s roommate isn’t the most stable, and when a guard seeks revenge upon Shavonne, she learns she is a … I finished watching Orange is the New Black a few weeks ago, and what really stuck with me was the way the relationships among female inmates played out. The material seized … Available Online. He concedes that it will be an uphill fight — especially since 14 states have still not set a minimum age for trying and incarcerating a minor child in an adult prison, and young people continue to be sent into solitary confinement despite a United Nations declaration that likens the practice to torture. Keith Maxey, Keith Jr. and Keith's mother Courtesy Tonya Raphael. Latest. Many experts attribute the sudden rise of juvenile delinquency to the conditions that have occurred in parallel to the conflict in the country, which has caused the death of 175,000 civilians and created another 1 million internally displaced persons, while over 20 million people suffer from insecurity, including 10 million who are at risk of famine, according to the latest report by Human … So much bookish goodness–all day, every day. A juvenile delinquentis an individual who repeatedly commits a crime or crimes, but are not prosecuted by law as an adult due to their minor age. That said, Reed has also become a fervent decarceration activist. The deal is that if he manages to keep on the straight and narrow and not get into trouble here, he can get out in a few months. According to Jean Trounstine’s Boy With a Knife, between 1985, when Reed was 9, and 1993, when he killed a schoolmate, a slew of major employers had moved out of the area, among them, Goodyear Tires, Stride Rite Shoes and Morse Cutting Tools. Nonetheless, he emphasizes that he got caught up in the moment and did not intend to seriously injure, let alone kill, Jason Robinson. No spam. Add to Wishlist. But between the gangs and violence in the prison, it’s hard to steer clear — and worse, those who are in Hellenweiler want to see Hal get in trouble. Or will she be completely changed from her time behind bars? In 1969, eight years before Young was jailed, Husband was arrested at Portland borstal in Dorset and charged with importing pornography. Get your copy of this book by making a donation to Truthout today! And for those who want an adult novel about a teen in juvie — with huge appeal for teen readers — there’s Emma Rathbone’s The Patterns of Paper Monsters. (Courtesy of Ig Publishing). After a few moments as a spectator, he decided he needed to come to Thomas’ defense; when Reed saw Jason Robinson, a friend of Pina and Silva’s standing nearby and cheering his friends on, he moved toward him and as “clearly and swiftly as his 16-year-old hand could manage,” he stabbed Robinson in the gut. This is urgent: Time is running out to make your end-of-year donation to support independent journalism. Conservatives, including William J. Bennett, US secretary of education under President Ronald Reagan, were railing about juvenile “superpredators,” young women and men, largely but not exclusively of color, who were described as violently impulsive and without remorse for even their most brutal behaviors. But he had served four extra years for the “crime” of possessing a surfeit of tighty-whities. Improving the treatment of youth — and ending the prosecution and sentencing of minors as adults regardless of the crime they committed — is also high on Reed’s agenda. Add to Wishlist. What led to rocker Ritchie Sudden ending up in juvie for 90 days? Both Trounstine and Reed, however, are guardedly hopeful, pointing out that Massachusetts recently raised the age of criminal responsibility to 18, while Connecticut upped it to 21. As a class, work to define the term juvenile delinquent. It got me thinking about the show Beyond Scared Straight and the ways in which teenagers who are sent for a day or weekend to prison find themselves pushed to their limits and how it does or doesn’t impact them, both in the short and long term. This book skews a little younger, so many may consider it more “middle grade” than “YA.”. Azael wakes up in a prison after a brawl, but he has no idea how he ended up here or why. Add to Wishlist. A gang can provide the rewards a juvenile cannot get from his school or other institution. Read April 25, 2017 Center wins Edward R. Murrow Regional Award. Start a monthly donation and it’ll be matched for an entire year! With his face now bruised, Martin’s sent to a different part of Rikers where he’ll be able to attend classes — and where he might meet the kind of adult mentor he needs to get his life back together. Sign up for our newsletter to have the best of Book Riot delivered straight to your inbox every two weeks. If you give today, your tax-deductible gift will be matched, dollar for dollar! However, based on the crime committed and the severity of the crime, a juvenile may be prosecuted as an adult depending on the state's law. Director: Luis Buñuel | Stars: Alfonso Mejía , Roberto Cobo , Estela Inda , Miguel Inclán We promise. She was forced to sign up for TDI in order to avoid doing community service. This time, he may never leave. 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