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Attica Prison Revisited #224758

CBS Evening News for Monday, Sep 11, 1972
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(Studio) A year ago, prisoners seized control of Attica, New York, prison.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Attica, New York) [September 13, 1971, film of rebellion shown.] In recreation yds., sports equipment reissued, teams organization [Attica guards union president Ron WERT - doesn't want prisoners to have things at guards' expense.] [Prisoner calls for more recreation, education, showers.] Black guards hired. No screen separates inmates from visitors now. Commissary better stocked. Inmates can make telephone calls. School reopened. Chapel repaired. [Dep. assistant Warden Howard SMITH - says potential for trouble is always present.] [Prisoners say atmosphere is still tense.]
REPORTER: Robert Schakne

Cronkite, Walter;
Schakne, Robert

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