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Prisons / Parole / Education Plan/ Florida. #3508

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Dec 23, 1969
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(Studio) Justice Department reports new rules for federal parole system. Will make release more difficult and provide for halfway houses and counsling while in prison. Report on Florida Junior college.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(Niceville, Florida) 7,400 students enrolled at Okaloosa-Walton Junior College. 150 inmates attend class without guards. Have free access to all college facilities. [TEACHER - announces exam.] Prisoners enrolled in academic and technical courses. [TEACHER - says grades to be mailed to prison camp.] [INMATE - says program has given me better outlook.] [2nd INMATE - says will be able to support family better.] 369 at this prison. Half will take part. No complaints ever and noone sent back to prison if in the program.
REPORTER: Charles Murphy

Murphy, Charles;
Smith, Howard K.

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