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Baltimore Prison Riot #21520

ABC Evening News for Monday, Jul 17, 1972
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(Studio) Group of inmates rebel at Maryland penitentiary in Baltimore.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(Baltimore, MD) Inmates in tough, maximum security prison start fire in workshop, grab 6 hostages. 3 other guards stabbed or beaten and are now hospitalized. Similar uprising occurred Saturday night 20 mile away in Jessup, MD, at House of Corrections. [Workers at Baltimore Prison Hospital describe incident.] 75 convicts still hold 3 hostages: 2 or 3 others have been released. Inmates talk with Maryland Governor Marvin Mandel and Representative Parren Mitchell.
REPORTER: Gregory Jackson (WJZ-TV Newsfiln)

Reasoner, Harry

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