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New Mexico / Prison Riot #269182

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Feb 05, 1980
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(Studio) Update given of casualty count from wkend. uprising at Santa Fe, New Mexico, state prison.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(New Mexico State Penitentiary) Experience of guard Valentine Martinez and companion during riot outlined. [MARTINEZ - recalls situation.] Questions arising from riot noted. [Corrections consultant Raymond PROCUNIER - comments on potential for further uprisings.] [Former warden Felix RODRIQUEZ - comments.] Mvt. of some inmates to other facilities and efforts by relatives to determine if their relations are dead or alive noted.
REPORTER: Barry Peterson (KGGM-TV newstape)

(Studio) Overcrowding, which authorities say contributed to New Mexico riot, reported exist in most prisons; results of ntnwide. Associated Press survey outlined. Worst overcrowding reported apparently in North Carolina; details given.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Cronkite, Walter

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