CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Dec 20, 1983
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(Studio) Report with regard to privately run prisons introd.
REPORTER: Dan Rather
(Houston, Texas) Overcrowded prison conds. shown. Corrections Corporation of America in Nashville, Tennessee, cited as example of corporation prepared to operate prisons. Houston, Texas, construction site of free-enterprise prison shown. Facility said to house illegal aliens. [Corrections Corporation of American Tom BEASLEY - says demand for his services are enormous.] Incr. in United States prison pop. noted. Prison scenes shown. Memphis, Tennessee, pvtly. built and run juvenile detention center anticipated. [Juvenile Judge Kenneth TURNER - notes advantage of private enterprise.] [Vice President, E.F. Hutton Steven BINDER - believes jails will be good investments.] Critics said fearing increase in unjustifiable imprisonments. Pvt. insts. said to offer no execution services.
REPORTER: Fred Graham
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