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Prison Boot Camp (1987)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: St Gabriel, Iberville Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1987-02-13

Duration: 00:08:55

Subjects: Prisons | PRISONERS | Criminal justice, Administration of


  • Hinton, Rob Host
  • Roedts, Lynda Reporter
  • Flores, Robert Interviewee
  • Jetson, Raymond Speaker
  • Phelps, C. Paul Speaker
  • Battley, Marvin Interviewee
  • Lensing, Marty Interviewee
  • Vital, John Interviewee
  • Ward, Kelly Interviewee


This segment from the February 13, 1987, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Lynda Roedts’ report on a prison boot camp at Hunt Correctional Center in St. Gabriel, a new alternative sentencing program aimed at shortening the prison sentences of the participants. Her report includes highlights of comments by State Representative Raymond Jetson and Secretary C. Paul Phelps of the Louisiana Department of Corrections. She also interviews: Robert Flores, trainee; Marvin Battley, drill commander; Marty Lensing, deputy warden; John Vital, trainee; and Kelly Ward, psychologist. Host: Rob Hinton