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No Sentence Commuting for Prisoners

August 28, 1997
Date: August 28, 1997
By: Tristin Yeager

State Capital Bureau

Governor Mel Carnahan's office confirmed there will be no commuting of sentences for prisoners as a result of the influx of Missouri inmates formerly held in Texas prisons.

Tristin Yeager reports from the state capital.

Story:
RT: :59.436
OC: "... minimum of four months.: SOC

In spite of moving more than 800 prisoners back to Missouri due to the Texas incident, the governor's spokesman Chris Sifford says Mel Carnahan is NOT considering commuting sentences:

Actuality:sifford.wav
RT: :18.405
OC: "early release of prisoners."
Contents: The governor's chief spokesman rejects the idea of giving inmates from Texas an early release.

The Missouri inmates imported from Texas will be held in seven different prisons throughout the state.

They'll be housed in tents, gymnasiums and other prison facilities for a minimum of four months.

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