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Amnesty Plan #236205

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Sep 17, 1974
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(Studio) Under terms of President Ford's conditional amnesty plan, many men temporarily freed from jail for serving time for draft dodging. Attorney General William Saxbe orders prisoners' release; Defense Secretary James Schlesinger sets up review system for 700 deserters in military prisons. Clemency bd expected to review convictions during furlough period.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(Lompoc, California) [Released draft evader Gregg DAVIS - thinks his imprisonment uncalled for.] [Christopher MUSSER - says he wanted to perform alternate service when be was 1st drafted.] Questioned about his activities during days of freedom. [MUSSER - plans to visit friends and relax.]
REPORTER: Terry Drinkwater

(Studio) From evaders and deserters still at large, very few respond to Ford's amnesty plan.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(San Francisco, California) John Barry was 1st to surrender. [Evader, BARRY - wants everything straightened out between himself and government] [US attorney James BROWNING - advises other resisters to follow Barry's action.]
REPORTER: Richard Threlkeld

(Studio) Initial response to clemency plan mainly in form of telephone inquiries.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(DC) Calls from draft evaders are all similar; details given. Very few of eligible deserters and evaders have called special information ctrs. Deserters and evaders to be sent to Camp Atterbury, IN. Film of camp shown.
REPORTER: John Meyer

Drinkwater, Terry;
Meyer, John;
Mudd, Roger;
Threlkeld, Richard

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