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Rebellion / Oklahoma State Prison #471659

NBC Evening News for Sunday, Jul 29, 1973
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(Studio) Peace restored for 2nd time in 2 days at Oklahoma State Prison. No hostages taken during 2nd riot and police restore order quickly.
REPORTER: Garrick Utley

(McAlester, OK) After order restored Friday night, fire bombs touched off. Cell by cell sweep made without prisoner resistance this morning. [Prison spokesperson Edward HARDY - says prisoners voluntarily evacuated cell blocks so cells could be searched for fire bombs. Order restored.] Inmates say there's nothing to do at prison except serve time and cause disturbances. State officials allow press inside prison to inspect damage. At least 12 bldgs. destroyed with 2 prisoners killed in rebellion. Many inmates and prison employees injured.
REPORTER: Peter Nolan

Reporter(s):
Nolan, Peter;
Utley, Garrick
Duration:
00:02:30

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