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Prison Overcrowding #536799

NBC Evening News for Sunday, Apr 29, 1984
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: John Palmer

(San Francisco, California) Problems resulting from prison overcrowding examined; San Quentin cited as example Films shown. [Inmate Mario MECHIONE - notes relationship between violence and overcrowding.] California's prison population in past 10 years mentioned. [INMATE - resents living conditions.] [State senate Robert PRESLEY - believes public wants criminals imprisoned.] San Quentin's efforts to house inmates described, shown. [Inmate Dan HENRY - lists complaints.] [Guard J.J. BURKE - cites tension of both staff and inmates.] Conditions at Soledad examined. [National Council on Crime and Delinquency spokesperson Barry KRISBERG - believes nation faces choice between funding colleges or prisons.]
REPORTER: Noah Nelson

Nelson, Noah;
Palmer, John

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