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Prison Conditions #14499

ABC Evening News for Friday, Feb 05, 1971
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(Studio) Inmates of United States prisons beginning to agitate for prison reforms.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(Walla Walla, WA) Activism developing in prisoners. [Warden Bob RHAY - points out prison reflects changes in society as whole; potential for violence higher in prison because no way to get away from situations.] Edward and musical outlets for prisoners limited by financial [Inmates' Council President Don COLE - says officers think anything they do is justified as repayment to society.] [Johnny Charles X. HARRIS - notes branded as trouble maker if speak up for self.] [COLE - made for all to act alike.] [HARRIS - observes strong man will try to fight attempt to make him weakling.] Dehumanizing large prisons need to be broken down, but would raise costs.
REPORTER: David Snell

Reporter(s):
Smith, Howard K.;
Snell, David
Duration:
00:04:00

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