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Guns and Drugs (Private Prisons) #571792

NBC Evening News for Thursday, Oct 11, 1990
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Scenes shown from Harris County jail in Houston, where federal judge ordered early releases. Report introduced.

(Venus, Texas: Fred Briggs) Trend toward private prisons due to space shortage crisis featured; details given of greater efficiencies; scenes shown from Corrections Corporation of America private minimum security prison in Venus, Texas. [University of Connecticut professor Charles LOGAN, warden Joe Ross DRISKELL, three INMATES - comment.]

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Interview presented with expert opposed to private prisons. [American University law professor Ira ROBBINS - criticizes short-term approach.] Next week's segment previewed.

Briggs, Fred;
Brokaw, Tom

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