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  • DO NOT DISTURB: THIEF AT WORK

    WFTV-TV (Orlando, Fla.) investigates thefts and burglaries at motels in and around Orlando; discovers many of the crimes are committed by employees of the motels, and many of them are state prisoners on work release, April 25 - 27, 1990.
  • SECRET PRISONERS

    KIRO-TV (Seattle) uncovers declassified Pentagon and CIA documents confirming Soviet kidnapping of Americans during WW II; prisoners of war were never accounted for and are believed to be alive, May 24 - Sept. 24, 1990.
  • Disabled Parking

    KPIX-TV (San Francisco) examined department of motor vehicle records and staked out the streets to uncover a widespread black market in "disabled parking" placards that allowed drivers to park free on the street all day; prisoners were counterfeiting placards at the state prison.
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    Ann Arbor News uses Department of Correction files to document the release of violent prisoners to halfway houses, a violation of state guidelines, June 4 - 5, 1989.
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    Dallas Morning News examines medical care for federal prisoners; finds a virtually unregulated system plagued by overcrowding and a shortage of physicians and nurses, June 25 - 30, 1989.
  • Secret Prisoners of the Forgotten War

    KIRO-TV (Seattle) breaks the story of American POWs from the Korean War who may be in Soviet and Chinese prisons; the military covered up their existence; uncovered through FOIA requests of previously classified documents, Nov. 28 - 29, 1989.
  • Prisoners of Care

    ABC PrimeTime Live goes undercover for five days in a Texas home for mentally ill and elderly patients; discovered life-threatening conditions, lack of compliance with regulations, and ineffective policing by the state Department of Health, Aug. 10, 1989.
  • Inside the Women's Prison.

    WKRN goes inside the women's prison and investigates sex between guards and prisoners and inmate health care. Some sick inmates are seen as "fakers," and denied health care.
  • Prisoners for Profit

    Target Television (New York) exposes a trend in law enforcement to hire outside, private, profit-making companies to transport prisoners; finds the prisoners are crammed into cars and driven for weeks at a time with few restroom breaks and little food.
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    Springfield (Mo.) News-Leader examines the death penalty in Missouri and looks at the prisoners likely to be executed in early 1989 after exhausting their appeals, June 19 - 22, 1988.