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Prison Riots / Nevada and Michigan #277268

CBS Evening News for Saturday, May 23, 1981
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(Studio) Current status of prison uprisings in Carson City, NV, Ionia and Jackson, Michigan, reported; Nevada prison inmate leader David Wayne incld. in report Films shown.
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer

(Jackson, Michigan) Situation at Ionia facility examined; films shown. [Ionia warden Dale FOLTZ - acknowledges overcrowding.] Severity of violence at Jackson outlined; films shown. [Michigan Department of Corrections director Perry JOHNSON - thinks same thing would occur under same circumstances at any major prison.] Fin. aspect of destruction noted.
REPORTER: Don Webster

Schieffer, Bob;
Webster, Don

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