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Massachusetts Prison / Con-Puter Systems #491628

NBC Evening News for Sunday, Nov 06, 1977
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(Studio) Report with regard to places to buy computers.
REPORTER: Jessica Savitch

(Framingham, Massachusetts) Richard Quillen and 8 others have formed Con-puter Systems programming (CPS); they are inmates in Massachusetts Correctional Institution, at Framingham. Details of program, begun by Honeywell and available at 4 Massachusetts state prisons, to teach computer programming to inmates, and of business Quillen and partners conduct, noted. [QUILLEN - notes problem of business not having sales force to go outside prison to get business Talks about reactions of clients on 1st visit to prison.] Use of convicts' service by Digital Equipment Company cited. [Digital Equipment spokesperson Chris DESALVO - finds little difference in dealing with inmates and with vendors in outside world.] Background of ex-convict Mike Callahan cited. [CALLAHAN - talks of criminal background and how computer program at prison helped him.]
REPORTER: Lee McCarthy

(Studio) Use of profits from program noted, include some to IRS.
REPORTER: Jessica Savitch

Reporter(s):
McCarthy, Lee;
Savitch, Jessica
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