Panoramic view of Judge Jeremiah's family courtroom, Rhode Island Juvenile Court.(See the Quick Time panoramic movie at www.360degrees.com.)
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January 16, 2001
Matthew & the Judge:
Juvenile Court Diary
One year ago Judge Jeremiah, a Rhode Island juvenile court judge, and Matthew, a 17 year old repeat
offender, were given tape recorders. During that time, Judge Jeremiah released Matthew early, for good
behavior. Two weeks later Matthew was arrested again, for selling drugs. Through their diaries, Matthew and
the judge tell the same story from two different sides of the bench.
Hear the juvenile court diary on All Things Considered. Part 1 | Part 2
Read the transcript from the Jan. 2, online chat with inmate John Mills' mother, Brenda Daniels, and the series producer, Joe Richman.