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Prison Overcrowding / Texas #312108

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Sep 16, 1986
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(Huntsville, Texas: Martha Teichner) State's early parole program, aimed at reducing prison overcrowding, noted linked to Texas crime rate; crimes committed while on parole, by convicts Thomas Earl "The Choker" Grettenberg and Jerry "The Animal" McFadden, cited as exs. [Cnty. district attorney John HOLMES - thinks system is faulty.] Related statistics outlined on screen. [Bd. of pardons and paroles spokesperson John BYRD - claims parole board is scapegoat.] [Rape victim Susan KEY - reacts to upcoming release of attacker Boyd Ray Land.] Severity of Land's attack on Key described.

Rather, Dan;
Teichner, Martha

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