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    Washington Times examines a Maryland prison's rehabilitation program, after the prison repeatedly furloughed a convicted murderer serving a triple-life sentence; discovers the prison psychiatrists may accept and release prisoners with virtually no oversight by the state Department of Corrections, Nov. 17-Dec. 20, 1988.
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    The Angolite identifies the longest confined prisoners in the Louisiana penal system; finds peculiar circumstances responsible for their continued imprisonment, while others with similar sentences have been released, May-June 1988.
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    CBN News airs report on private plan backed by White House to rescue prisoners of war in Southeast Asia; suggests private fundraising network among wealthy conservatives may have been model for the Iran-contra effort, July 8, 1987.
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    Fort Lauderdale News and Sun-Sentinel reports on the length of time prisoners spend on Florida's Death Row, Oct. 20, 1985-Feb. 2, 1986.
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    Columbia Missourian shows the state's prison health care system is inadequate; lawsuits against the state for such inadequacies are costing Missouri taxpayers thousands of dollars, and some prisoners lose their health and their lives, May 25, 1986.
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    Detroit Free Press runs a series that examines Michigan's prisons and parole board; reporters did computer analysis of thousands of released prisoners and found overcrowding and other factors resulted in early release of many dangerous people, Sept. 22 - 28, 1985.
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    Birmingham News investigates a prison riot in one of the state's newest prisons; finds false ceilings that inmates could crawl through, shatterproof glass that wasn't and faulty room placement made prison takeover easy for the prisoners.
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    Santa Fe Reporter does series on problems, including low worker morale and weak security, in the New Mexico prison system; special attention is given to investigation of the new head of the system, a former employee of the U.S. Office of Public Safety, which was linked to torture of political prisoners in various countries.
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    Trentonian (Trenton, N.J.) series examines how New Jersey prisoners are able to collect social security disability payments through an elaborate scam by faking mental illness.
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    Herald-Dispatch (Huntington, W.Va.) runs investigative series on the pervasive physical abuse of prisoners at the Cabell County Jail that required extensive hospitalizations and the great expense to taxpayers for medical bills.