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(generated from captions) representing him, it's ludicrous. And from what I know of Andy from that that's possibly true. I can't imagine the decision to transfer him When Andy first questioned he asked for a lawyer. to the supermax, "does not permit participation He was told that the hearing and that the testimony "of private counsel," is confidential and to the offender at any time." "shall not be revealed but it's just saying it. They can say whatever they want, They have no standards. There's just nothing to back it up. of getting out. There's no date of their own destiny here Inmates are in charge and program-compliant. because it's behaviour-driven If his behaviour - regardless of age, This is a place where inmates,

or months, but mostly years. are locked up not for weeks confinement 23 hours a day, They keep the inmates in solitary as I understand it. 365 days a year, be a comfortable place to do time. It's intended to not incorrigible inmates in the system. This is where we house the most Sandra visits her son every week. or give him a kiss on the cheek I can't hug him or anything, no. or buy him a pop or a snack

but it feels like he's not. You know, he's alive, it's awful, you know? I don't know how know, when I go out, I cry. It's awful. I cry when I go see him. You know, It really tears me up, you know? my... I just have to...I just swallow I use the term swallow my tears. pounds. He has twitches in his body. He's probably lost 20 His right arm twitches up, His whole body twitches. and his elbow comes up. when you talk to him. It' want to cry in the prison system to be That is the worst place because they don't care. about anything. They don't care about your rights, It's wrong. It's inhumane. He will die in there, you know? Department of Corrections, According to the Colorado the last 4.5 years to be released Andy has not made enough progress in into the general prison population. laws that give life without parole Legislatures which pass

about the rehabilitation to teenagers typically don't care giving teenagers any hope. of teenagers, don't care about locking them up All they care about is locking up, and those kids be damned. and throwing away the key, extreme vengeance for kids We get vengeance, who've committed serious crimes. vengeance is vengeance. Vengeance is not justice, And yet the United States is party

Civil and Political Rights, to the International Covenant on of young offenders which urges rehabilitation

to life without parole. and prohibits sentencing them with a few reservations. In 1992, the U.S. ratified it At the time of the ratification, sentenced as juveniles the U.S. had about 400 inmates to life without parole. Today there are more than 2,000. According to Human Rights Watch,

there are only 12. in the rest of the world I threw away my life. I had no concept whatsoever. None. That's the hardest thing. There's no reason to live. look forward to something. I mean, you have to sit there and

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with David Hasselhoff. Kath: Oooh, 'Intimate Portraits' Now what's on the ?istory channel. Love him. World War 2, ?itler, ?itler, ?itler, 'itler, 'itler. Churchill, Put down 'itler. Alright, still looks the same, Foxtel's History Channel guide enjoyed the 'itler though not sure if Kath would have

Foxtel recently dished up. I'm Monica Attard. Hello and welcome to Media Watch. ran a week ago. This is what the History Channel become a battleground. NARRATOR: Soon the Reich itself may pressure from Goebbels and Boorman At long last, Hitler bows to of total war. to implement the doctrine affection of and the authority over No man possesses the

that Hitler does. of the German people Barry Cohen When former Hawke Government minister he tuned in. saw 'The War Files' advertised,

Barry Cohen realised why. And when he saw the closing credits,

of the Holocaust denier David Irving, The documentary was the work to Australia several times. who's been refused entry

controversial book 'Hitler's War'. The documentary was based on his Kim Williams, Cohen wrote to Foxtel chief, pulled the remaining episode. and, embarrassed, Williams of the people you put to air Checking the background either recently. wasn't high on Channel 7's agenda their child has autism or even ADD Well, when many people find out that needs to be cured. they think of a disorder more gifted than their peers? But could these kids actually be the youngsters are the X-men An American Doctor believes of our generation. to teach parents And Gary Douglas is in Australia their children's strengths. how to identify to regale viewers Dr Gary Douglas went on with his remarkable X-men theory. But then came this. who was eight years old I worked with a young lady she had been diagnosed OCD. in Santa Barbara and capable of picking up the thoughts, And what I discovered is she was of everyone around her feelings and emotions within about 20 kilometres. feeling is what they said to her So she had been saying what are you all the time. Kylie Gillies and Larry Emdur About this time, hosts

from the area around them too. were beginning to hear voices them to "get this guy off"! Their producers - no doubt telling Brisbane I had a young man who came to me in about the fact and his mother was concerned with him properly that she couldn't communicate and I watched him look at her stare at the refrigerator and I watched her turn and and ask if there was any juice thinking at her and I realised that he was

the information. and she was picking up Wow, they're amazing stories, doctor, thank you so much for your time. and we could talk about it for a long time. A long time. I like that you look for the rightness in someone, not the wrongness. Thank you for your time. And that was that for 'Doctor' Gary Douglas, who's no doctor at all. He's a one-time antique furniture seller turned psychic channeller of people from the other side. Amongst them, Rasputin. And he doesn't restrict his Energy Transformation healing to humans. So why did Seven's 'Morning Show' give a new-age quack a national platform to talk about curing children? And a few days later, after we enquired, the co-hosts of 'The Morning Show' apologised on air. Seven's credibility problem has hit its news too. Its Melbourne news paid for the medical records of two AFL players - files reportedly found on a street outside a drug rehabilitation centre. The explosive medical records that lift the lid on drug use

in a Melbourne football club. Good evening.

The remarkable medical records that prove drug use is rife in at least one Melbourne football club. Seven news was offered and paid for the documents. Seven reporter Dillon Howard didn't name the players, but did name their club,

although that has since been suppressed by court order. The records Seven bought reportedly showed the two players were receiving treatment for drug dependency. Catherine says she found these highly classified documents outside the Ivanhoe private rehabilitation centre here in Green Street. She says she tried to return the documents because of what was inside, but couldn't because this gate here was locked. Chequebook journalism is just the first sin. Add to that threadbare research

to ensure the medical records were genuine

and breaching doctor-patient confidentiality, and Seven is looking pretty grubby. Seven argues it broke that confidentiality because of the public interest in knowing about an apparent drug problem in an AFL club. That despite it already being known that more than 20 AFL players had tested positive. Now Seven faces a boycott by the AFL Players Association and its coverage of the Brownlow Medal is also under threat. So what was the overriding public interest which justified publishing personal medical records? Well, I think the issue of drugs in sport, you know, sporting stars are role models. They are held out as beacons of opportunity to our young people and if they seem to have feet of clay, if they misbehave,

that is a matter of some public interest. It's not just me saying that, so is Mick Malthouse. Clearly with the Joey Johns case, they take that view with him too. They are role models and we need to keep them honest to a degree.

Is that the only reason?

It's a sufficient reason, I believe. I believe it's a reason that outweighs any breach to the privacy of the players and I state again that the privacy of the players were not identified. If there was such an overriding public interest in the story, why did you not publish the names of the players? Well, it was a tough decision in a way, it was something that was debated and because we haven't been able to contact the players that was another factor. We hadn't been able to contact the two players directly, it was decided not to name them because they didn't have the opportunity to defend themselves. Then the injunction came into play, but we have decided, we have conceded that we will not name the players anyway. But in the original instance, by saying that there are two players involved, not naming them, naming the club, do you not smear every member, every player? I don't think so, not as much as we smear two players if we do name them. The reporter received these documents just a few hours before you put them to air. what efforts did he make to confirm that they were true records of what they purported to be. Well, he made the effort to contact the clinic, the referring doctor, the counsellor involved, and most of those calls went unreturned, as I understand. But a number of people pored over the documents, including our legal people, and they appeared to be genuine so we published them in good faith. Did Channel Seven, do you think, do enough to establish the circumstances of how these documents were actually obtained? Well, we... ah, we were told they'd been found in the street that may well be the case. We do not know that they were stolen. We know that someone has been charged with the rather unusual offence of theft by finding, um, but I don't know whether they were stolen. That's for the jury to decide or the judge to decide, it's not for me to decide. We certainly have a policy that we do not buy stolen documents or deal with criminals. So the reporter basically decided to accept the seller at her word. And, and as best we could verify, as far as we could find out, and as we've discovered since, she has no connection with the clinic. The police did not charge her with breaking and entering or anything like that, it was simply lastly by finding.

Which is consistent, I would allege, with the story that she put to us at the time. Are you comfortable having handed over a source to the police?

Albeit that she says she agreed to be handed over. If, if she, if her identity was divulged in, against her will, I'd be distinctly unhappy. I'm assured that's not the case and if the police subpoena documents, raid our premises and take documents away. I don't think we had the chance to go through it with a blue pencil

before they got there. Now you face a boycott by the AFL Players association by various clubs.

It is ad hoc at the moment, but it's not a great look, is it, for Seven, with its heavy commitment to sport? We'd rather not be boycotted, but it would be a completely different issue

and more serious issue, in my view, if you were speaking to me about how we went soft on the AFL, because we've got to deal with it, with it for sporting functions. I'd rather not have a boycott and talk to the players

because most of them are lovely chaps, but they are exercising their democratic right and we are doing our journalistic duty. Did you take into account at all that Seven's financial clout in the game is so big

that really they couldn't afford to be angry for very long? No. It's not blown over yet, and that's the sort of gamble I don't like taking anyway. I don't think any of us took the view that, "Oh, we'll be as rough on them as we can because they'll come back." No, that wasn't the judgment. We'd love to make peace. Now the footballers want Seven to apologise. Will Seven apologise? Not at the moment. We're upset that they're distressed but we think the primary issue is drugs in sport and medical confidentiality is a secondary factor. Well, at least you know the score. If you're famous and have a drug problem, going to rehab might lead to public shaming - and all in the public interest. And for the record - Seven reporter Dylan Howard has a bit of form when it comes to breaking stories

about the AFL and drugs. You might remember that last month, after Bulldogs star Jason Akermanis wrote that an unnamed opponent was a drug cheat, it was Dylan Howard who then put a name to the allegation, reporting that the footballer in question was the Eagles' Michael Braun. The reporter had no evidence to support a claim that Braun's exceptional performance in one game meant he must have been taking performance-enhancing drugs. Howard says he named Braun in the public interest also.

Michael Braun's manager says the footballer plans to sue Seven. That's it from me tonight. Thanks for your company. Don't forget our website: Where you can download a vodcast of this and all our other shows. Talk to you next week. Closed captions by CSI

Good evening. Police guarding the

APEC conference in Sydney are

APEC conference in Sydney are warning that the peace of the first day

that the peace of the first day won't last. They've released a document

that's apparently a training manual

for one of the groups that rejects

peaceful protest. The authorities

believe there will be violent scenes

when world leaders arrive in

Australia on Wednesday. Today

commuters were confronted with a

giant fence around the conference

areas. The Federal Court has made

areas. The Federal Court has made its first native title determination

first native title determination over a whole town. The decision affects

Tennant Creek, 500 kilometres north

of Alice Springs, and was made

through negotiation, not in the

courts. Traditional owners have

agreed to give up their native title

rights in town in return for

compensation and land rights over

compensation and land rights over the Devil's Pebbles, which will become a

park with free public access. It

park with free public access. It took three years to negotiate the deal.

And in the run-up to the Rugby World

Cup, the Wallabies have been

attracting more attention than they

bargained for. A police escort

accompanied the team to their

training session at the main stadium

in Montpellier and a crowd of 10,000

locals and Aussies turned out to

cheer them on. The team will meet

Japan in Lyon this weekend. The

weather - rain on the increase for

Brisbane, a late front with thunder

in Perth and a few showers and a

in Perth and a few showers and a cool 16 in Sydney. More news in

16 in Sydney. More news in 'Lateline' at 10:30om.


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