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Cuban Prisoners / Riots / Atlanta, Georgia / Louisiana #106615

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Nov 25, 1987
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Pentagon reported sending special forces troops to aid in dealing with standoff at Atlanta, Georgia, prison. Stmt. from Cuba that Cubans returning home will receive amnesty reported Report introduced.

(Atlanta, Georgia: John Martin) Surrender of some prisoners in prison under siege here reported; details given, scenes shown. Response of families of surrendering Cuban prisoners who left prison noted. Attempt by Lazaro Lopez, son of prisoner, to stop bus shown. [Inmate's wife Maria SILVA - says glad husband now away from situation.] Diagram of prison shown. More hostages said taken. [Hostage factory manager Tom CAMPBELL - says treated well.] [Cuban PRISONER - says concerned with all people here.] Release of some hostages reported [Released hostages guards Bobby ANDERSON, Bob GRAVITT - describes treatment as hostages.] Diagram of prison shown. No. of hostages said highest in United States prison history.

(Oakdale, LA: Mike Von Fremd) Standoff in burned-out prison still held by Cuban detainees reported; details given, scenes shown. [Warden J.R. JOHNSON - describes threats to hostages.] Rival factions among prisoners said creating problems. [Father Roy BOURGEOIS - describes kinds of crimes committed by these Cuban prisoners.] Offer by Attorney General's office of case- by-case review said likely best offer available.

Reporter(s):
Jennings, Peter;
Martin, John;
von Fremd, Mike
Duration:
00:04:50

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