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Author's New Book Focuses on Juvenile Imprisonment

LAS VEGAS, July 22, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Las Vegas Author Peter Alpert is a retired attorney and former district court judge. In his new book, he describes a time while working as a young attorney, in a small rural town in Colorado, one Friday afternoon phone call forever left an impact on his life.  In Mr. Alpert's new book - Runaway: A Tragedy of Youth, the author describes the tragic events in which a confused 16-year-old juvenile would run away from home in the middle of the night, stealing his mother's car and later get stranded on a lonely highway, to be rescued by two innocent good Samaritans, whom he would suddenly murder in the state of Louisiana.

Alpert's novel, while based on a true story, is a work of fiction. Names, characters, places, and incidents have been changed to protect the privacy of individuals involved in the case. You will learn of the horrific events that took a young male youth from being a runaway, through the legal process to eventually end up spending the remainder of his life in prison.

This riveting novel brings to light an issue that reverberates to the highest court in our land and begs the question - should special consideration be given to age and to the condition of the teenage brain, whose hallmarks included immaturity, impetuosity, and failure to appreciate risks and consequences?

The author today, 37 years later, describes his visit to the prison and his discussions with the young teenager who is now 53 years old. Mr. Alpert has hopes that this book may enlighten readers and bring this case back to the courtroom and consideration be given to end this imprisonment.

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