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Tennessee / Prison Escape #296309

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Apr 10, 1984
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(Studio) Status of Tennessee's latest prison escape outlined.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(Ripley, Tennessee) Capture of Danny Miller and Tony Sexton described; films shown. Contd. manhunt for Gary Sanders noted. Criticism of state's penal system in light of numerous escapes this year examined. [PEOPLE - are indignant; suggest striped uniforms.] Recent escape of other inmates resulting in deaths of both an inmate and innocent citizen before James Clegg was captured recalled; attorney general's probe of Fort Pillow facility said purportedly alleging gun and drug dealing at the prison. Governor Lamar Alexander's corrections plan for 1980s thought being reassessed.

McManus, Jim;
Rather, Dan

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