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Prison Babies #297964

CBS Evening News for Saturday, Jun 09, 1984
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(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

Sanders, Marlene;
Schieffer, Bob

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