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Washington, DC Prison Revolt #220189

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Oct 11, 1972
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(Studio) Prisoners in Washington, DC jail take over cell block, seize hostages, include DC Department Corrections chief Kenneth Hardy.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Police Chief Jerry Wilson assumes control. [DC "Post" reporter William CLAIBORNE - says prisoners demand release.] Representative Shirley Chisholm and DC delegate Walter Fauntroy attempt negotiations with inmates. Juvenile prisoners complain of bad food, poor medical treatment, guard brutality. [CHISHOLM - says prisoners are prepared to die.] Prisoners carried to district court to air grievances.
REPORTER: Bernard Shaw

Cronkite, Walter;
Shaw, Bernard

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