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Florida Prisoners / Death Row / Wrong Men / New Lives #248155

CBS Evening News for Sunday, Sep 26, 1976
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(Studio) Story of Florida prisoners reported.
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer

(Miami, Florida) Freddie Pitts, Wilbert Lee stories told. Lee and Pitts have served years on death row due to confession of killing 2 men in Florida. Later they said confessions due to coercion and beatings. Later Curtis Adams, Junior confessed to the killing. In 1975 film [Curtis ADAMS, JR. - says Pitts and Lee did not do it.] Adams would not confess in court without immunity. Cts. would not agree. So Pitts and Lee stayed on death row. 1975 film shown. Pitts and Lee pardoned 1 year ago. [PITTS - can't recapture lost time.] [LEE - tries to help others.] 1971 film shown. [LEE - describes feelings on death row.] [LEE - speaks of residual effect of imprisonment.] [PITTS - has some bitterness.] Pitts and Lee to seek compensation from Florida legislature. Pitts now a prison guard; Lee counsels youth at guidance center.
REPORTER: Bernard Goldberg

Goldberg, Bernard;
Schieffer, Bob

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