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Friends of Leslie
Stifter, Catherine
Talbot, Susan
Blackstock, Dwight
Gumbleton, Jerry
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Pacifica Radio Archives
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Pacifica Radio Archives
California Revealed from Pacifica Radio Archives
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Date of Copyright
Sue Talbot, Jerry Gumbleton, and the Reverend Dwight Blackstock, three members of Friends for Leslie, talk with KPFK-FM's Catherine Stifter. The group has been fighting for the prison release of Leslie Van Houten, who was convicted for the Manson Family murders of Leno and Rosemary LaBianca. They discuss the California parole system, the influence of the media on public perceptions, and their campaign for public support for Van Houten. Talbot reads an excerpt from Van Houten's recent parole hearing.
Note on box: The Friends of Leslie was formed to aid Leslie Van Houten's release from prison. (Van Houten was a convicted member of the Manson family). Catherline Stifter, KPFK, interviewed three members of Friends in Nov, 1980 about their multi-fronted battle: the California prison parole system, the sensational media coverage, Van Houten's request for parole (denied) and the campaign for public support of Van Houten's release.
1/4 inch audio tape
1 Tape of 1
Women prisoners--California
Crime and criminals--California
Talbot, Susan
Blackstock, Dwight
Gumbleton, Jerry
Pacifica Radio Archives
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