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American Agenda (Crime: Truth In Sentencing) #160792

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Jun 06, 1995
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Richmond, Virginia: Catherine Crier) The battle to control crime through new sentencing laws examined; details given of the new, tougher law in Virginia and the question of how much it would cost the taxpayers. [Representative Roscoe BARTLETT, Bill McCOLLUM, Governor George ALLEN - speak out against crime.] The opposition to the longer sentencing laws and to the absence of parole outlined. [Richmond, Virginia, Sheriff Michelle MITCHELL, ALLEN - offer differing opinions on the cost of building and operating more jails.] [Inmate Gregory MERRIMAN, Stanley JACKSON - cite parole as an incentive for hope.] (NOTE: Local weather bulletins shown on screen intermittently throughout this broadcast.)

Crier, Catherine;
Jennings, Peter

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