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Prison Revolt / New Jersey #214046

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Nov 25, 1971
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(Studio) Convicts at Rahway State Prison take hostages.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Rahway, New Jersey) 150 inmates riot after movie last night; take warden and 5 guards as hostages; police shown. [Prison spokesperson Thomas DURAND - says estimated 5-600 inmates located in sections with disturbances; notes state police and other correction officers standing by.] Inmates shout for Governor William T. Cahill. [INMATE - tells reporter where warden is; states hostages all right; describes warden's injury.] Sign read: "Remember Attica"; fire set by inmates. Police force reporters back where they can't hear list of complaints. Fire put out; prison representatives negotiating with inmates. [New Jersey Assemblyman George RICHARDSON - says prisoners felt harassed, racism point of prison life, poor medical treatment and food bad and not served on time.] Cahill reported nearby; no solution yet.
REPORTER: Robert Schakne

(Studio) Part of film from WCBS-TV.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Cronkite, Walter;
Schakne, Robert

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