ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Sep 17, 1991
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.
(Marion, Illinois: Walter Rodgers) The toughest prison in the US, used to house those with a history of hurting other prisoners, visited; scenes shown from inside the Marion, Illinois, prison. [Marion warden John CLARK, multiple murderer Matthew GRANGER, murderer George SKELF - comment.] Criticism of this system as inhumane noted. [University of California professor Craig HANEY - comments.] Establishment by 36 states of their own maximum security lock-downs outlined; details recalled of riot at Southport, New York, state prison. [Southport guard Barry FLETCHER, University of Wisconsin professor David WARD - talk about the problems at these lock-down units.]
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