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Department of Corrections Shake-up (1981)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: News, Public Affairs

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1981-09-25

Duration: 00:15:23

Subjects: Louisiana. Department of Corrections | Phelps, C. Paul | Prisons | PRISONERS | Prison overcrowding | Louisiana State Penitentiary | ANGOLA STATE PRISON


  • Blome, Ron Host
  • Sinclair, Billy Interviewee
  • Phelps, C. Paul Interviewee
  • Treen, Dave Speaker
  • King, John Interviewee


This segment from the September 25, 1981, episode of “Louisiana: The State We’re In” 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. This report includes an interview with John King, the new Secretary, on his plans for dealing with the problem. Host: Ron Blome