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Juvenile Rehabilitation (1986)




Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1986-10-19

Duration: 00:20:46

Subjects: Louisiana. Department of Corrections | Juvenile justice, Administration of | Juvenile Delinquents | Crime | Criminals -- Rehabilitation


  • Masingale, Sonya Host
  • Ledet, Robert Interviewee
  • Hall, Sandra Interviewee
  • Wydra, Don Interviewee


This segment from the October 19, 1986, episode of the series “Folks” features Sonya Masingale’s report on juvenile rehabilitation in Louisiana. She interviews four juvenile offenders at the Louisiana Training Institutes (LTI) run by the Louisiana Department of Corrections and Robert Ledet, a juvenile offender living at a group home called Harmony House. They discuss their crimes and their experiences at their institutions. Masingale also conducts an in-studio interview with Sandra Hall, the coordinator of special programs at Harmony House, and Don Wydra, the assistant secretary for the Office of Juvenile Services at the Louisiana Department of Corrections. They discuss: the mission and work of Harmony House; the differences between group homes and LTI; the impact of budget cuts on LTI; the effectiveness of juvenile rehabilitation; the future of LTI; and the impact of budget cuts on Harmony House.