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Attica Prison Riot / 6 Mob. Later (1 of 2 Parts) #222098

CBS Evening News for Friday, Mar 17, 1972
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(Studio) Attica Prison revolt 6 mos. ago sparked controversy.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Attica, New York) [sept. 1971, film of Attica riot shown.] Fewer prisoners housed in Attica Prison now, more guards, new warden. No fundamental reforms, however, have been accomplished. Metal shop employs few men now. Pay between 30 cents and $1.00 isn't enough to meet minimal needs at commissary. Little recreation. [Prisoners expressing complaints about prison say they should be learning trades.] [New York Corrections Commissioner, Russell OSWALD - says prison fiscally starved for program monies.] [Prisoner paroled from maximum security building recalls treatment there.] Prisoners elect inmate liaison cncl., grievance committee , for 1st time. This is one of few real changes since uprising.
REPORTER: Robert Schakne

Cronkite, Walter;
Schakne, Robert

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