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A Fugitive Safe Haven

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There are thousands of people on the streets of America who are constantly worried about being arrested. About 1.2 million people have outstanding warrants, and sheriffs have a hard time finding them all. In Memphis, Tenn., the U.S. Marshals are trying a new and direct approach: They are asking non-violent fugitives to turn themselves in at a local church. Reporter Mhari Saito reports from Ohio, where the plan had its first big success.


Cases involving fugitives aren't as open and shut as one may think. June Tangney is a professor of psychology at George Mason University in Fairfax, Va. She's been looking at what guilt and shame can make us do. Recently, she's been studying how these feelings play out in the criminal justice system. Weekend America host Desiree Cooper speaks with Tangney about criminal psychology.


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