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Prison Overcrowding / Georgia / Releases #237381

CBS Evening News for Monday, Oct 27, 1975
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(Studio) Georgia convicts get out of prison early.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Reidsville, Georgia) 2000 of Georgia's 12,000 prisoners being let go in next few mos. Only inmates convicted on nonviolent crimes and crimes not involving hard drugs let go. [Georgia parole board Cecil McCALL - says courts reluctant to send people to prison due to the intolerable conditions.] Some groups say convict forced back to life of crime, being put out without job. Rehabilitation ctrs. and halfway hses. may be closed next.
REPORTER: Bruce Hall

Cronkite, Walter;
Hall, Bruce

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