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James Walker / Arkansas Escapee #239739

CBS Evening News for Monday, Apr 28, 1975
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(Studio) Following escapee's jump from Arkansas prison, prisoner explains his reasons in letter to Governor David Pryor.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(Varner, Arkansas) James Dean Walker serving life sentence for murder of policeman. Walker claims to have discovered religion while in prison; while on last good conduct furlough, he failed to return. Walker tells gov. he didn't return because of prison conditions. [Prisoner James MARTIN - believes Walker's rehabilitation real.] [Arkansas commissioner of corrections Terrell HUTTO - says Walker just now to point where clemency within his grasp.] Opposition to Walker's clemency at North Little Rock police department [PRYOR - suspects other prisoners may try to copy Walker's actions.]
REPORTER: Bernard Goldberg

Goldberg, Bernard;
Rather, Dan

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