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Women Behind Bars, Part 1 (1985)




Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: St. Gabriel, Iberville Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1985-10-6

Duration: 00:07:34

Subjects: Women prisoners | Louisiana Correctional Institute for Women | Crime | Prisons


  • Hinton, Rob Host
  • Jones, Johnnie Interviewee
  • Logan, Shari Interviewee
  • Littleton, Sherry Interviewee
  • Jarreau, Barbara Interviewee
  • Slaughter, Beverly Interviewee


This segment from the October 6, 1985, episode of the series “Folks” features the first part of Rob Hinton’s visit to the Louisiana Correctional Institute for Women in St. Gabriel. He first interviews Johnnie Jones, the prison warden. He also interviews four inmates: Shari Logan, Sherry Littleton, Barbara Jarreau, and Beverly Slaughter. They discuss their life before prison and the impact of their incarceration on their children and families.