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Louisiana / Aging Prisoners #333663

CBS Evening News for Sunday, Jul 01, 1990
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(Studio: Connie Chung) Report introduced.

(Angola, LA: Bruce Hall) Louisiana's attempt to deal with its aging prisoners, the group with highest medical costs to the state, examined; scenes shown from prison in Angola, LA. [Convict and stroke victim Harvey EDWARDS - comments.] [Louisiana state prison warden John WHITLEY - cites costs for aging inmates.] [Project for Older Prisoners Jonathan TURLEY - says there will be a prison crisis in the '90s.] Plan in state legislature to free older select nonviolent prisoners to ease the pressure of overcrowding detailed. [State senator John HAINKEL - says the "over-the-hill gang" won't do damage.] [Old inmate Maurice BICKHAM - says his dream is to get out.]

Chung, Connie;
Hall, Bruce

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