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Prison Riots / New York / France #17251

ABC Evening News for Friday, Sep 24, 1971
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(Studio) New York Governor Nelson A. Rockefeller speaks concerning Attica prison riot.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(Albany, New York) [ROCKEFELLER - says conditions leading to riot stem both from society, government failures and small groups exploiting grievances for overthrow of society; Attica events dramatize need for change in dealing with human beings in mechanistic society, need for firmness in dealing with those bent on changing society through force, destruction.]
REPORTER: No reporter given

(Studio) Prison riot occurred in France earlier this week
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(Paris, France) 2 hostages killed in riot after inmates hear radio reports of Attica rebellion; events sway public opinion in favor of more death penalty executions; French prison system has no provision for criminally insane or rehabilitation; based on harsh punishment, minimal living conditions.
REPORTER: John Rolfson

Rolfson, John;
Smith, Howard K.

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