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Prison Comforts #282108

CBS Evening News for Friday, Feb 12, 1982
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(Studio) Item with regard to jail operating on principle of Golden Rule introduced
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(Elizabeth, West Virginia) Wirt Cnty. jail in Elizabeth, West Virginia, featured. [PRISONERS - praise sheriff.] [Sheriff Lloyd BOSTON - believes kind treatment of prisoners gets better results.] Good relationship between sheriff and inmates noted. Homelike atmosphere of jail shown. [PRISONER - appreciates being treated as a person.] [BOSTON - tells of bedtime snacks for prisoners. Says returnees infrequent.] Child of jailer, Dennis Deem, noted having free run of his "playpen."

Rabel, Ed;
Rather, Dan

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