Description: Charles Street jail interiors. Four tiers of cell blocks seen through chain link fence. Zoom into guards on ground level. Guard patrols upper walkway. Cell behind bars with toilet and cot. Interview with Suffolk County Sheriff Robert Rufo about delay in transferring inmates to state prisons after sentencing. Charles Street is supposed to serve only as pretrial detention center but prison system is so overcrowded that inmates stay there much longer than intended in inappropriate incarceration, without rehabilitation support and furlough programs. They shoot cutaways. Howard Husock does several takes of reporter standup in front of the jail.
Collection: Ten O'Clock News
Date Created: 03/03/1980