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Department of Corrections Shake-up and Alligators in Louisiana

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Louisiana, Cameron Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1981-09-25

Duration: 00:27:26

Subjects: Louisiana. Department of Corrections | Phelps, C. Paul | Prisons | PRISONERS | Prison overcrowding | Louisiana State Penitentiary | ANGOLA STATE PRISON | ALLIGATORS | Alligator hunting | Rockefeller Wildlife Refuge | Wildlife


  • George, Beth Host
  • Blome, Ron Host
  • Fourrier, Clay Photographer
  • Godoy, Al Photographer
  • Bryan, William Photographer
  • Talley, Keith Photographer
  • L'Herisson, Sandra Photographer
  • Blome, Ron Editor
  • Fuglaar, Bill Director
  • Blome, Ron Producer
  • George, Beth Producer
  • Sinclair, Billy Interviewee
  • Phelps, C. Paul Interviewee
  • Treen, Dave Speaker
  • King, John Interviewee
  • Richard, Dave Interviewee
  • Joanen, Ted Interviewee
  • Canik, Jerry Interviewee
  • Trahan, A.D. Interviewee


Episode 488 of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” from September 25, 1981. This episode features: a report on Governor Dave Treen’s dismissal of C. Paul Phelps, the Secretary of the Department of Corrections, over a disagreement in dealing with prison overcrowding; a repeat showing of a visit to an alligator hunt in Cameron Parish; and a repeat showing of a visit to the Rockefeller Wildlife Refuge. Host: Beth George Host: Ron Blome