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US-Mexico Prisoner Exchange #249868

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Dec 13, 1977
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(Studio) parole of some American prisoners exchanged with Mexico reported.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(San Diego, California) Report on paroles of several Americans from San Diego prison on return from Mexico; many were arrested there on drug charges. [James DOUGLAS - wouldn't suggest anyone become involved with drugs in Mexico.] Arrivals of more Americans from imprisonments in Mexico noted.
REPORTER: Harold Dow

(Studio) Criticism of Mexican prisoners for American prison system on arrival in Mexico City reported.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Mexico City, Mexico) Details of Mexicans' criticism of United States prison system cited; one man's claim of beatings at Texas state prison noted. [prisoners' SPOKESPERSON - says there's discrimination in American prisons; cites own case.]
REPORTER: George Natanson

(Studio) Response of Texas State Penitentiary director W.J. Estelle to charges of mistreatment of Mexicans in prison quoted.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Cronkite, Walter;
Dow, Harold;
Natanson, George

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