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Road Gangs #505901

NBC Evening News for Monday, Aug 20, 1979
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(Studio) Disappearance of chain gangs and continuation of road gangs in US prison system rptd
REPORTER: David Brinkley

(Jackson, Georgia) 1932 movie, "I Was a Fugitive from a Chain Gang," recalled; photos shown. Movie recalled as modeled after Georgia prison system; details given. Sam Cooke's recording about chain gangs played. Georgia's present road gang system examined; films shown. [Correctional ofr. Tim GREGG - notes financial aspect of program.] [ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union) Gene GUERERRO - criticizes concept of forcing prisoners to work.] Georgia reported planning to incr. program.
REPORTER: Bob Jimenez

Brinkley, David;
Jimenez, Bob

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