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Butner Prison / New Concept #488278

NBC Evening News for Thursday, May 13, 1976
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(Studio) Report on new federal prison.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Butner, North Carolina) There are no cellblocks or guard towers at new federal prison. Guards wear blazers and carry no weapons. [Inmate David FLETCHER - says inmate can be more relaxed and participate in programs.] There is staff of 212 for 500 prisoners. [Federal Prison Director Norman CARLSON - says prisons of the past resulted in more crime. It's an attempt to try something new.] [U. Chicago Law School Dean Norval MORRIS - says prison conditions won't change crime rate.]
REPORTER: Carl Stern

Chancellor, John;
Stern, Carl

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