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Prison / Furloughs #558851

NBC Evening News for Thursday, Jan 21, 1988
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(Boston, Massachusetts: Cassandra Clayton) Prison furloughs in Massachusetts featured. Attack on Angela and Cliff Barnes by furlough grantee William Horton, Junior in MD home detailed. [BARNES - describes being raped and beaten.] Horton's sentence for killing Joseph Fortier reviewed; scenes shown. [Victim's sister Donna CUOMO - says couldn't believe Horton was allowed furlough.] Massachusetts noted suspending furlough practice since Barnes attack. [State representative Larry GIORDANO - opposes prison furloughs for murderers.] Correction officials quoted. [Massachusetts correction commissioner Michael FAIR - praises program.] [Inmate Albert MOORE - says furloughs incentive for better behavior.] Massachusetts murderer shown being recaptured after escaping from work detail. [MD judge Vincent FEMIA (missing in action) - fears Horton will be given another furlough.] Massachusetts legislature noted possibly repealing furlough law. Issue mentioned also being on upcoming voting ballot.

Brokaw, Tom;
Clayton, Cassandra

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