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Oregon / Prisons / Overcrowding #106619

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Nov 25, 1987
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Issue of overcrowding in prisons reported Report introduced.

(Portland, OR: Gary Shepard) Early release program in Portland cnty. jail because of overcrowding reported; details given, scenes shown. [Inmate Mark GRAYSON - says glad to be released.] Grayson said rearrested for new crime same day. Sleeping arrangements in overcrowded jail shown. [Portland jail chief Robert SKIPPER - describes releases.] [POLICEMAN - tells suspect he's free to go.] [Portland police officers Rafe CANCIO, Dennis MOYLAN - describe citations replacing arrests.] Oregon state prison early parole program cited. [OR state prison spokesperson Al CHANDLER - says no cells available.] "Hot bunking" system described as plan to solve overcrowding. [CHANDLER - says prisoners in this program don't always come back.] Problems of creating more prison space detailed. [Inmate Ludwig LIPSCOMB - says going to jail in Oregon considered vacation.]

Jennings, Peter;
Shepard, Gary

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