NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Sep 14, 1971
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(Studio) Death toll from Attica State Prison riot and recapture 41; Monroe Cnty. medical examiner says hostage victims didn't have throats cut, but killed by gun wounds; New York Governor Nelson A. Rockefeller orders panel to investigate possibility hostages shot by police and National Guard, constitutional rights of prisoners.
REPORTER: John Chancellor
(Rochester, New York) [Medical examiner Dr. John F. EDLAND - tells autopsies on 8 hostages reveal deaths due to gunshot wounds; no evidence of slashed throats found; declines to give opinion concerning who killed hostages.]
REPORTER: No reporter given
(Attica, New York) [Prison information ofr. Gerald HOULIHAN - says hasn't recd. formal notification of medical examiner's report; trying to verify report] At least 4 bus loads of prisoners transferred from prison; volunteer-doctors and lawyers denied entrance to prison despite Federal Court order. [Dr. Eli MESSINGER - tells of concern for 42 injured inmates still in prison hospital; wants to enter prison to provide decent medical care.]
REPORTER: Steve Delaney
(Attica, New York) Most Attica residents work at state prison; Attica population 2,500. [School principal Robert JAEGER - doesn't think hostages' families wanted them freed at expense of death; town in shock; will take weeks to get over anger, fear, frustration, tension; says fighting each other must stop or country will be torn apart.]
REPORTER: Fred Debrine
(Studio) Figures on prison riot fatalities since 1912 listed.
REPORTER: John Chancellor
(Attica, New York) [Unidentified HOSTAGE - says New York Governor Rockefeller no good; calls New York corrections commissioner Russell G. Oswald bum; is going to quit as prison guard; if officials don't want to take care of us, won't take care of their prison.]
REPORTER: Gabe Pressman
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