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California / Singleton Controversy #315866

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, May 26, 1987
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(Studio: Bob Schieffer) Report introduced.

(San Francisco, California: John Blackstone) Necessity of authorities relocating paroled rapist Lawrence Singleton due to town's uproar over his presence noted; controversy surrounding Singleton's parole and state's inability to place him reviewed. Scenes shown. [Assistant sheriff Warren RUPF - criticizes mob mentality.] [San Quentin spokesperson Dave LANGERMAN - feels public is driving Singleton back into prison.] [Placement counselor Mike ENSCH - claims society's rejection of former convicts results in their return to prison.] [Rand Corporation spokesperson Joan PETERSILIA - thinks Singleton controversy illustrates public's frustration with United States prison system.]

Blackstone, John;
Schieffer, Bob

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