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Mitchell Enters Prison #49161

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Jun 22, 1977
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(Studio) John Mitchell was chairperson of Richard Nixon's reelection committee at time of break-in at Democratic national headquarters in Watergate complex. Today he enters minimum security prison at Maxwell AFB, Alabama, for conviction in Watergate cover-up.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(Montgomery, Alabama) Mitchell is asked for comment, upon arrival. [MITCHELL - says it's nice to be back in Alabama.] Entrance procedure noted. [Prison superintendent Robert GRUNSKA - says Mitchell will receive same treatment as any other prisoner.] For security reasons, Mitchell won't get jobs outside and, because of age, won't get heavy jobs. [GRUNSKA - cites types of jobs Mitchell may receive] Other prison life conditions, include fishing in Alabama R., noted. Mitchell will spend at least 2 1/2 years here unless President commutes sentence or Judge John Sirica changes it.
REPORTER: Bill Wordham

(Studio) H.R. Haldeman went to prison on Tuesday, day early; he'll serve at Lompoc, California. (Film shown.)
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(Studio) Upcoming report on financial gains from Watergate noted.
REPORTER: Barbara Walters

Reporter(s):
Reasoner, Harry;
Walters, Barbara;
Wordham, Bill
Duration:
00:03:40

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