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Cuban Prisoners / Riots / Louisiana / Atlanta, Georgia #106601

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Nov 24, 1987
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Standoff between Cuban prisoners and fed. authorities in 2 prisons reported Report introduced.

(Oakdale, LA: Mike Von Fremd) Contd. holding of prison facility by Cuban detainees here reported; details given, scenes shown. [Detainee's wife Marcia MARTINEZ - says husband won't go back to Cuba.] Detainees here said not hard-core criminals, thus authorities optimistic Attorney General Edwin Meese's offer of case-by-case review can settle problem. [Senator John BREAUX - discusses Meese offer.] Today's barricade incident shown.

(DC: Dennis Troute) Bus load of friends and relatives of prisoners said arriving in Washington, DC to lobby against deportation of Cubans; details given, scenes shown. [Milagros GONZALEZ - says can't let husband be sent back.] Mtg. of Justice Department official Stephen Trott with group reported [Elida DOMINGUEZ - pleads for release of hostages.] [TROTT - expresses concern.] Possibility of personal intervention by Meese discussed.

(Atlanta, Georgia: John Martin) Outbreak of more fires in continuing siege by Cuban prisoners in Atlanta, Georgia, prison reported; details given, scenes shown. [Guard's WIFE - says has heard nothing about hostage husband's condition.] [WARDEN - discusses treatment of hostages and problems of negotiating with Cubans.] Reactions of prisoners' families noted. [Prisoner's WIFE - discusses husband's plight.] Meese's offer said rejected by prisoners.

Jennings, Peter;
Martin, John;
Troute, Dennis;
von Fremd, Mike

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