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Washington, DC Prison Revolt #17911

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Oct 11, 1972
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(Studio) Washington, DC jail prisoners revolt, take hostages, demand redress of grievances. Authorities take rebels to court to hear their complaints.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(DC) Washington, DC Chief of Corrections, Kenneth Hardy, Police Chief Jerry Wilson arrive. Hardy held hostage with guards. [DC "Post" reporter William CLAIBORNE - says prisoners want out of old jail.] [Prisoner's sister, Heather Estelle JONES - says prisoners determined to go through with plan.] Freedom demand dropped, other demands made: better medical care, food; less crowding, guard brutality. Representative Shirley Chisholm talks with inmate spokesperson for compromise. Some inmates go before district judge to air grievances.
REPORTER: Bill Matney

Matney, Bill;
Reasoner, Harry

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