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Special Assignment (AIDS In Prison) #109122

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, May 13, 1987
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(NYC: Bill O'Reilly) Incr. cases of AIDS in United States prisons and factors underlying crisis examined; details given, scenes shown. [AIDS inmate Angelo RIZZO - notes patients have been sentenced to death.] States primarily affected listed, illustrated on map; related statistics outlined on screen. [Dr. Howard GROSSMAN - thinks prison system is on verge of devastation.] [RIZZO - acknowledges contracting AIDS through intravenous drug use.] [Dr. Theodore HAMMET - wants prison admins. to acknowledge reality of homosexual activity among inmates.] [Mayor Ed KOCH - considers city's approach realistic.] [Prisoner's Legal Services spokesperson John GRESHAM - claims AIDS inmates are segregated from prison population out of fear.] [RIZZO - believes AIDS inmates would be attacked if returned to general prison population.] [GROSSMAN - cites pattern in AIDS inmate cases.] [AIDS inmate "TOM" - acknowledges drug use despite awareness of AIDS.] [RIZZO - warns other inmates.]

Jennings, Peter;
O'Reilly, Bill

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