CBS Evening News for Thursday, Dec 29, 1988
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(Studio: Bob Schieffer) Report introduced.
(Vacaville, California: Harold Dow) Problems associate with prison overcrowding in United States featured; details given, scenes shown. [INMATES - comment on situation.] Convict Eric Poole featured. [POOLE - says first-time offenders won't make it in cell with him.] [National Council on Crime and Delinquency spokesperson Barry KRISBERG, Washington State Department of Corrections spokesperson Joseph LEHMAN - comment on problem of overcrowding.] 1984 law passed in Washington and resulting "rent-a-cell" program discussed. [Inmate Billy LITTLEJOHN - comments on being sent to Washington from DC.] [California Department of Corrections director James ROWLAND - comments on situation.] California voters reported passing bond issue for more prison construction. [National Prison Project spokesperson Alvin BRONSTEIN - says not every convict should be sent to prison.] Cost of maintaining prisoners outlined on screen.
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