ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Feb 11, 1969
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(Studio) Major objective is to get convict not to commit crimes on outside. Program at Joliet's State Prison helps reorient convicts to outside world.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds
(Joliet, Illinois) 15 prisoners live in barracks outside main prison, Stateville; work in nearby communities 5 days week If program works, more prisoners to have opportunity for earlier parole. Prisoners earn money; if paroled, will already have job. [Sociologist Paul BOESEN - declares men usually revert to crime in 1st few hrs. of release. Program provides stepping stone.] [1 Convict's EMPLOYER - asserts his is a good employee and hopes he stays.] [Work Release Prisoner Edward MARTIN - thinks this plan gives-everybody hope. Low percentage of men in prison participate in program.] Prisoner Frank Jackson hopes rehabilitation program is real thing.
REPORTER: Howard Tuckner
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