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Ten O'Clock News; Norfolk jail

11/15/1976

Norfolk County House of Correction exteriors. Courtroom sketches of school committee member Paul Ellison, attorney Monroe Inker, Judge Walter McLaughlin. The Norfolk County House of Correction is a minimum security prison. It is considered the cleanest, and one of the oldest in the Commonwealth. It is overcrowded, like many other correctional institutions. Its capacity is 72 inmates, while the current population is 126. The facility has a work release program, a welding class, educational programs, and maintenance crews. Recently convicted, Paul Ellison was previously a history teacher in the Boston Public School system.


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Series
Ten O'Clock News
Title

Norfolk jail

Series Description

NIGHTLY NEWS WITH CHRISTOPHER LYDON AND CARMEN FIELDS Began January 1976. Replaced evening news show EVENING COMPASS. Original host: Steve Nevas. Other anchors, Christopher Lydon (1977-91) and Gail Harris (1983). In 1980 - hour long. Ended in 1991.

(PREDECESSORS: Louis Lyons began news operations at WGBH in 1952. The News at 10 began in 1966. The Reporters premiered in 1970. The Evening Compass started in 1974.) Series release date: 1/1976

Duration

00:12:38

Asset Type

Broadcast program

Media Type

Video

Subjects
Jails
Judges
Courts
Locations
Norfolk County (Mass.)
Dedham (Mass.)
Genres
News Report
Topics
News
Contributors
Griffith, Gary (Reporter)
Citation
Chicago: “Ten O'Clock News; Norfolk jail,” 11/15/1976, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 10, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_67FD622EC03949D79E2229C6F6BDC0F3.
MLA: “Ten O'Clock News; Norfolk jail.” 11/15/1976. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 10, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_67FD622EC03949D79E2229C6F6BDC0F3>.
APA: Ten O'Clock News; Norfolk jail. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_67FD622EC03949D79E2229C6F6BDC0F3
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