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Crime and Justice / Judgeships / Illinois Prison Riot / Dillinger #499847

NBC Evening News for Sunday, Jul 23, 1978
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(Studio) Supreme Court Chief Justice Warren Burger's letter to Congress requesting creation of more judgeships detailed. Investigation of prison riot at Pontiac, Illinois State Penitentiary reported Governor Jim Thompson's statement about inquiry given.
REPORTER: Jessica Savitch

(Pontiac, Illinois) Prison officials' belief that overcrowded, understaffed conditions at prison caused riot on Saturday noted. [Assistant warden David SANDAHL - discusses situation at prison.] Details about riot and aftermath given. [Illinois Prisoners Org. spokesperson Omowale DANSBERRI - says riots could happen at other state penitentiaries due to conditions there; lists other prisons.]
REPORTER: Jim Cummins

(Studio) Supposed killing of John Dillinger by FBI agents at Chicago theater noted. Statement of former Koskiusko Cnty., IN, sheriff Harley Person, who was top law officer in county where Dillinger hid, that outlaw's killers were 2 E. Chicago policemen hired by outraged citizens reported.
REPORTER: Jessica Savitch

Cummins, Jim;
Savitch, Jessica

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