NBC Evening News for Thursday, May 28, 1981
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(Studio) Recent uprisings in Michigan's prisons said partially attributed to overcrowding.
REPORTER: John Chancellor
(Jackson, Michigan) Program of early release as means of easing overcrowding in prisons examined; Mark Murphy's release from Michigan facility cited as example Impact of Michigan riots on that state's plans noted; current status of overcrowding throughout United States prisons outlined. Dilemma faced by prison systems ntnwide. cited. [Michigan warden Dale FOLTZ, inmate Roy McENTYRE, parolee Ernest WRIGHT - criticize conditions.] Criticism of early parole program by prosecutors noted. [Prosecutor David ARMSTRONG - comments.] Response of state officials cited.
REPORTER: Roger O'Neil