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Prison Overcrowding Controversy (1980)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: News, Public Affairs

Place Covered: Orleans Parish, Louisiana, St. Gabriel, Iberville Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1980-04-18

Duration: 00:04:10

Subjects: PRISONERS | Prisons | Prison overcrowding | Louisiana. Department of Corrections | Hunt Correctional Center


  • Blome, Ron Host
  • George, Beth Host
  • Foti, Charles Speaker
  • Crane, Richard Interviewee


This segment from the April 18, 1980, episode of “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features a report on the legal struggle between Orleans Parish and the Department of Corrections over the transfer of 147 Orleans Parish prisoners to the Hunt Correctional Center in St. Gabriel because of policies aimed at reducing prison overcrowding. Host: Ron Blome Host: Beth George