Drugs in State Prisons

In a ceremony in the Oval Office, the vice president talked about drug use and trafficking in prisons. General McCaffrey described the… read more

In a ceremony in the Oval Office, the vice president talked about drug use and trafficking in prisons. General McCaffrey described the vicious cycle of drug use which causes further criminal activity and a return to prison. He said that drug abuse must be treated in prisons. President Clinton urged states to keep prisoners off drugs and called for new, tougher penalties for prison drug peddling. He signed an Executive Order that set aside $197 million for drug testing and treatment. Deputy Attorney General Holder spoke in place of Attorney General Reno. After his prepared remarks, President Clinton took questions from the press on United Nations weapons inspections in Iraq, the financial crisis in Asia, and other topics. close

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Drugs in State Prisons

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Program ID:
98407-1
Category:
White House Event
Format:
Statement
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Jan 12, 1998 | 6:26pm EST | C-SPAN 1
Last Aired:
Jan 13, 1998 | 5:36am EST | C-SPAN 1

Airing Details

  • Jan 12, 1998 | 6:26pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Jan 12, 1998 | 10:22pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Jan 13, 1998 | 1:05am EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Jan 13, 1998 | 5:36am EST | C-SPAN 1
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