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American Agenda (Drugs: Prison Program) #125759

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Nov 13, 1990
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(Studio: Ted Koppel) Report introduced.

(New York: Beth Nissen) New York state treatment program for convicted drug abusers featured; scenes shown from inside state prison. [Three PRISONERS - comment.] [Convict Morris LaSALLE - says all of his criminal activity was drug related.] [New York City department of corrections Barbara SHUFORD - talks about prisons' revolving door.] [Fortune Society Joanne PAGE - says time to treat drug problem is while they are incarcerated.] [LaSALLE - says program works.] [New York state corrections commissioner Thomas COUGHLIN - comments on program.] State's early treatment for drug abusers, many of whom have not yet gone to trial, explained; scenes shown of group session.

(Studio: Ted Koppel) Tomorrow's segment previewed.

Koppel, Ted;
Nissen, Beth

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