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Prison Protests #21542

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Jul 18, 1972
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(Studio) In New York's Attica State Prison, scene of riot last September, hundreds of inmates on hunger strike because promises of reform made last year have not been kept. In MD, prison guards rebel as 2 state prison riots occurred in 2 days.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(Baltimore, Maryland) Not only are inmates at Baltimore Penitentiary restless, there is growing dissatisfaction among guards. Their pay is low, and they're the ones caught between politicians and prisoners. [Guard Nathan PASHEN - held hostage by prisoners, says being a guard is tough way to make a living.] [MD secretary public safety, Robert LALLY - says Maryland Governor Marvin Mandel's promise of no mental or physical reprisals against rebelling prisoners did not mean complete amnesty. Says states attorney will handle case.]
REPORTER: Bill Zimmerman

Reasoner, Harry;
Zimmerman, Bill

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