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Privatizing Prisons (1990)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Winnfield, Winn Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1990-03-23

Duration: 00:05:43

Subjects: Privatization | Prisons


  • Collins, Robert Host
  • Duhe, Jeff Reporter
  • Rees, John Interviewee
  • Lynn, Bruce Interviewee
  • Ackal, Bo Interviewee
  • Kelly, Max Interviewee


This segment from the March 23, 1990, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Jeff Duhe’s report on the opening of the Winn Correctional Center in Winnfield, the state’s first privately owned prison. Duhe reports that the prison is being operated by Corrections Corporation of America. He interviews: John Rees, warden; Secretary Bruce Lynn of the Louisiana Department of Public Safety and Corrections; State Representative Bo Ackal; and Winnfield Mayor Max Kelly. Host: Robert Collins