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Bennett / First-Time Offenders Program #568387

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, May 10, 1989
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(DC: Lisa Myers) Drug czar William Bennett reported proposing that first-time drug offenders be sent to boot-camp-style prisons to learn discipline and self control; details given, scenes shown from Mississippi State Prison for nonviolent criminals. [BENNETT - comments on program.] [INMATES - comment on program.] Boot camps noted costing less than traditional prisons. [Mississippi department of corrections spokesperson Michael WHELAN - comments on program.] [Representative Charles RANGEL - criticizes Bennett.] Bennett quoted with regard to failure of lenient policies.

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Coast Guard commander Paul Yost quoted with regard to Exxon's cleanup after AK oil spill.

Brokaw, Tom;
Myers, Lisa

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