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ABC Evening News for Monday, Jul 24, 1978
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(Studio) Officials' report about Georgia State Prison riot on Sunday outlined, include reference to Saturday's riot at Pontiac, Illinois, prison. Investigations into Illinois prison riot noted; film shown. Report on problems created by efforts to correct Alabama prison system troubles.
REPORTER: Max Robinson

(Baldwin Cnty., Alabama) Judge Frank Johnson's orders for Alabama prison system to clean up state prisons reported; Holman Prison given as example of improved facility. Backup in system in Alabama county facilities described; Baldwin Cnty. Jail in Baymonette, Alabama, given as example [Chief jailer Jimmy HARTNER - describes conditions in jail.] [Sheriff Thomas BENTON - calls conditions deplorable.]
REPORTER: Ted Koppel

(Studio) Law Enforcement Assistant Agency report on rise in arrests of women between 1953 and 1975 outlined.
REPORTER: Max Robinson

Koppel, Ted;
Robinson, Max

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