NEW PAL / Ronald Pereira interviewed by Elsa Knight Thompson

Program Title:
NEW PAL / Ronald Pereira interviewed by Elsa Knight Thompson
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Ronald Pereira, ex-heroin addict age 21, tells KPFA's Elsa Knight Thompson about a drug rehabilitation program which began in Santa Rita prison initiated by the inmates to help themselves, since no part of the correctional system was providing help with addiction. He describes its problems and objectives. The group is called NEW PAL, for Narcotics Elimination Work Practiced Among Losers. Pereira also explains how his addiction was handled by the judge who sentenced him, and within the prison.

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Date Recorded on: 
January 27, 1970
Date Broadcast on: 
KPFA, February 13, 1970
Item duration: 
1 reel (32 min.) : 7 1/2 ips, mono.
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Los Angeles : Pacifica Radio Archives, 1970
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