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Cuban Prisoners / Riots / Louisiana / Atlanta, Georgia #106653

ABC Evening News for Friday, Nov 27, 1987
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(Studio: Tom Jarriel) Report introduced.

(Oakdale, LA: Mike Von Fremd) Continuation of negotiations between Cuban detainees seeking to stay in United States and federal officials at Oakdale, LA, prison reported; details given, scenes shown. Prisoners shown carrying sign demanding negotiations with someone they can trust. Last night's release of hostage as sign of good faith reported [Guard William HOFFPAUIR - discusses treatment of hostages.] [Warden J.R. JOHNSON - hopes for release of hostages.] Incident involving stabbing of hostage Manny Cedillos by mentally ill inmate reported Standoff in situation involving remaining 26 hostages here reported

(Studio: Tom Jarriel, Mike Von Fremd) Negotiations reported continuing around offer by Attorney General of case-by-case review of Cuban detainees. Problem of factions among prisoners noted.

(Studio: Tom Jarriel) Report introduced.

(Atlanta, Georgia: John Martin) Arrival of Cuban-born mayor of Miami, Florida, at prison siege in Atlanta penitentiary where Cuban prisoners continuation holding hostages reported; details given, scenes shown. [Mayor Xavier SUAREZ - says here to help.] Failure of agreement to release hostages as sign of good faith noted. Issue of denial of rights for Cubans detailed. [Federal district court judge Marvin SHOOB - says Cubans not told contentions of government; calls Attorney General Edwin Meese's view of situation too simplistic.] Attorney General's ofc. said opposing Shoob's criticisms. [Justice Department spokesperson Terry EASTLAND - attacks Shoob's critique of policy.] [SHOOB - feels Cuban prisoners neglected.] Standoff at prison reported continuing; families of hostages and Cubans shown.

Reporter(s):
Jarriel, Tom;
Martin, John;
von Fremd, Mike
Duration:
00:04:40

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