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Attica State Prison #219210

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Sep 14, 1971
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(Studio) Yesterday New York corrections commissioner Russell G. Oswald stated Attica prison hostage victims had throats cut; today medical examiner says autopsies reveal victims shot; prison officials have stated inmates had no guns.

(New York) [Medical examiner Dr. John F. EDLAND - tells of autopsies on 8 hostages revealing deaths due to gunshot wounds; 2 identified as inmates who died of slashed throats, stab wounds.]
REPORTER: No reporter given

(Studio) Several hundred inmates transferred from Attica.

(Attica, New York) [New York corrections official Gerald HOULIHAN - says prison being cleaned up, search for prisoners' weapons continuing; no guns found; hasn't received formal notification of medical examiner's report; trying to verify report] [Hostage Richard FARGO - tells of being dressed in prisoner's clothes, rescued by troopers.] [Hostage Edward MILLER - says troopers did wonderful job; describes mixup between prisoners and hostages because hostages wearing inmates' clothes.]
REPORTER: Robert Schakne

(Studio) Death toll stands at 31 inmates, 10 guards; 5 inmates still missing; federal judge refuses to order prison to let doctors, lawyers, nurses enter.

(Attica, New York) [Hostage victim's wife Mrs. Ruth WERNER - says isn't bitter, just sad.] [Son Dr. Wayne WERNER - doesn't know whether father's death could have been avoided.] [Hostage victim's wife Mrs. Juanite WERNER - says husband good prison guard; doesn't hate prisoners, but feels should be punished.]
REPORTER: Ike Pappas

Hart, John;
Pappas, Ike;
Schakne, Robert

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