Search the Archive

Prison Babies #297964

CBS Evening News for Saturday, Jun 09, 1984
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) Report introduced
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer

(NYC) Program at Bedford Hills, New York, maximum security prison for women whereby inmates are allowed to keep their infants for first year examined; films shown. [Inmate Loos CAMACCHO - describes relationship with child.] Virginia's opposite attitude toward imprisoned mothers keeping babies noted. [Virginia warden Ann DOWNES - doesn't feel state should assume that fin. responsibility.] Other programs at various prisons described. [Bedford Hills nursery spokesperson Sister Elaine ROULET - believes program benefits child.] [INMATE - is doing this for the baby.] Virginia inmates reported filing class action suit to keep their babies with them. [Virginia inmate Corinna AKERS - explains position.] [CAMACCHO - is motivated by caring for daughter after release.] Camaccho mentioned eligible for parole in 15 years
REPORTER: Marlene Sanders

Reporter(s):
Sanders, Marlene;
Schieffer, Bob
Duration:
00:03:30

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.