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Prison Riot / Dallas #13148

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Oct 05, 1971
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(Studio) Prison outbreak occurs at Dallas Cnty. jail due to complaints re: med. care, cold food, and treatment of poor. Sheriff Clarence Jones and men got order in 3 hrs.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(Dallas, Texas) This riot worse than September 21 riot. 100 prisoners injured; 12 officers injured and 1 deputy sheriff had heart attack. 1 prisoner died of natural causes. Damages shown. [JONES - describes weapons found. A lot of sharp spoons and metal objects found. People tired of trouble.] Group inmates met with reporters few days ago. [Inmate Jesse TORRES, Junior - says we have life sentences, can't lose anything.] Jones blames peace movement, South Methodist University students and attys. for uprising.
REPORTER: Jim Mitchell (UFAA-TV)

Smith, Howard K.

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