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  • Writer's pictureFred Litwin

Clay Shaw Gets Permission to Visit his Mother

Here is what Clay Shaw had to go through to get permission to occasionally leave New Orleans. In this case, he wanted to visit his mother:

On occasion, these attempts to leave New Orleans would be covered in the press:

New Orleans States-Item, January 3, 1968

"I was delighted at the chance for an excursion and we went across the river bridge looking at the city sparkling in yet another beautiful day. On the other side of the river I needed cigarettes and a rest room and so we turned off the highway. I suddenly found myself in Jefferson Parish which is technically a violation of my bond so we hastened back into Orleans and on to the commissary."

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