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Attica State Prison #17111

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Sep 16, 1971
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(Studio) New York Governor Nelson A. Rockefeller says hostage victims killed by state troopers' crossfire; 2nd autopsies on victims confirm deaths due to gunshot wounds.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(Albany, New York) [ROCKEFELLER - tells of troopers plan of attack; thinks it extraordinary 28 hostages saved under circumstances; situation case of justifiable homicide.]
REPORTER: No reporter given

(Studio) Inmates tell of troopers shooting at prisoners trying to surrender.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(New York) [State police spokesperson John MONAHAN - tells of helicopter being used to drop gas to reduce inmates' mobility, other helicopter broadcasting surrender instructions.]
REPORTER: No reporter given

(Studio) Visiting rights at Attica prison suspended for a week
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(Attica, New York) No reporters or visitors allowed into prison; inmate Leon Butcher to have been paroled today. [Inmate's sister Jean ADAMS - says doesn't know if brother dead or alive; thinks prison officials intentionally withholding info.] [Mrs. Leon BUTCHER - doesn't know when or if husband will be released.] [ADAMS - says can only wait until prison officials decide to give out info.]
REPORTER: Gregory Jackson

Reporter(s):
Jackson, Gregory;
Reasoner, Harry;
Smith, Howard K.
Duration:
00:06:40

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