NBC Evening News for Saturday, Mar 14, 1992
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(Studio: Garrick Utley) Report introduced.
(Memphis: Kenley Jones) Alternative sentences passed by judge Joe Brown in Memphis, Tennessee, featured; scenes shown of reverse burglary wherein the victim is allowed to visit the burglar's home and take items equal to the ones stolen. [Victim Prentice ROBBINS - comments.] Tennessee reported under court order to hold down its prison population due to overcrowding. [BROWN, Criminal Defense Lawyers' Association Scott WALLACE - comment on reverse burglary.] [BROWN - talks to defendant Charles Benson.] [BENSON - comments on his alternative sentence.] Various alternative sentences passed by Brown noted; excerpt shown from the film "Boyz N the Hood".