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Massachusetts / Prison For Female Patients #128156

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Apr 24, 1990
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Boston: Joe Bergantino) Massachusetts law that puts female alcoholics and drug abusers into state prison examined; scenes shown from prison. [Alcoholic Susan HINCKLEY - describes conditions she faced during "treatment" in prison.] Shortage of state-funded treatment programs noted leading to this form of control. [Massachusetts commissioner of public health David MULLIGAN - defends prison option.] [Quincy, Massachusetts, district court Judge Albert KRAMER - says it is unconstitutional to send them to prison.]

Reporter(s):
Bergantino, Joe;
Jennings, Peter
Duration:
00:02:30

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