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Prison Population #125663

ABC Evening News for Monday, Oct 08, 1990
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(Studio: Diane Sawyer) New Justice Department study on prisons noted.

(Angola, LA: Al Dale) Aging of the prison population featured; scenes shown from Angola State Prison in Louisiana; details given of costs of medical care for prisons' greying populace. [Three PRISONERS - talk about their medical problems.] [Tulane University criminologist Jonathan TURLEY - cites statistics.] [Drexel University criminologist Julia HALL - talks about medical care for a geriatric population.] [Elderly prisoner Maurice BECKHAM - says he is no threat if released.] Future of prisons as "maximum security nursing homes" noted.

Dale, Al;
Sawyer, Diane

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