NBC Evening News for Monday, Oct 04, 1971
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(Studio) Mbr. panel to protect Attica prison inmates testifies to controlled hostility between guards, 2 prisoners since riot. Some prisoners in suits against Governor Nelson A. Rockefeller, New York commissioner corrections and Attica warden.
REPORTER: John Chancellor
(Attica, New York) 4 inmates arrive at federal courthouse. Attorney says 2 had been kept in stuffy confinement for 3 weeks as ring leaders in riot. Hearing conducted by Judge John R. Curtin, concerns what's happened to inmates since riots. Inmate William Jackson says no connection with riot, but saw others beaten on September 16, after revolt; says saw inmates' belongings destroyed. Accused ringleader, Gary Haynes, tells of ill-treatment and being denied medical attention Inmate Charles Colvin says forced to remain naked 2 or 3 days and beaten; says forced to sign paper couldn't read and 6 mos. added to sentence. Assistant New York Attorney General David Richmond conceded 6 mos., but said it'd been reversed. No cross-exam. here.
REPORTER: Bob Teague