Search the Archive

Arkansas / Prison System #278315

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Jul 16, 1981
View other clips in this broadcast →

Material supplied by VTNA may be used for educational analysis or research only. Any editing, reproduction, publication, rebroadcast, public showing or public display may be prohibited by copyright laws.

(Studio) Court order to Arkansas state prison system with regard to number of inmates allowed noted; response of sheriff today reported.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(Little Rock, Arkansas) Sheriff Tommy Robinson's efforts to leave 14 jail inmates at state prison described; films shown. [State attorney general Steve CLARK - expresses concern over possible precedent set by Robinson.] Cnty. jail's problems outlined. [ROBINSON - notes efforts to commit inmates legally.] Possible ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union) suit against the sheriff mentioned.
REPORTER: Dennis King

Reporter(s):
King, Dennis;
Rather, Dan
Duration:
00:01:40

Note to sponsor members: The Vanderbilt Television News Archive video player requires a modern operating system and browser to work properly. If you are experiencing playback problems, check the minimum requirements and adjust your setup accordingly. After adjustments, if you continue to experience problems, please contact us.

Welcome! Above is the abstract of the item that you're interested in viewing from the Vanderbilt Television News Archive's collection. You have three options if you'd like to view this item:

  • You may request a loan of this video by registering on our website and placing an order.
  • You may visit the Television News Archive on the Vanderbilt campus to view on-site from the Archive's collection.
  • If you are associated with a college or university, you may ask your library if they would like to become a sponsor, which would give students and faculty at your institution the ability to view items from our collection.

If you believe that you are associated with a sponsoring college or university and have received this message in error, please let us know.