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Attica State Prison #17092

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Sep 15, 1971
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(Studio) New York Governor Nelson A. Rockefeller discusses Attica prison riot; AP pictures of wounded inmates on stretchers, police searching prisoners shown.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(Attica, New York) [New York correction commissioner Russell G. OSWALD - lists various wounds found on hostage victims; says some victims died only of gunshot wounds; points out hostages, dressed in prison clothes, may have been mistaken for inmates; hostages may have been used as shields.]
REPORTER: Gregory Jackson

(Batavia, New York) Funeral for hostage victim William E. Quinn held; Quinn died of injuries suffered during initial riot; funeral for Richard J. Lewis also held; Lewis not buried due to controversy over cause of hostages deaths.
REPORTER: David Snell

(Attica, New York) No prison guards angry over decision to restore order by force. [Hostage Phillip WATKINS - says police did job as best could.] [Guard Elias CARR - says retiring as result of incident at end of month; trouble stems from court decisions.] [Guard Joe LAMBERT - says New York correction commissioner Oswald should be ousted in favor of firm commissioner]
REPORTER: Gregory Jackson

(Rochester, New York) Bodies of 19 prisoners remain at hospital, medical examiner's office; bodies of hostages released last night; 2 independent pathologists examine bodies following autopsies; x-rays of wounds shown.
REPORTER: Don Farmer

(Studio) Richard J. Lewis not buried because 2 funeral dirs. agree no bullet wounds visible on body.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

Reporter(s):
Farmer, Don;
Jackson, Gregory;
Reasoner, Harry;
Snell, David
Duration:
00:09:20

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