NBC Evening News for Sunday, Feb 10, 1980
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(Studio) Prosecutors in Santa Fe, New Mexico, reported seeking death penalty for prisoners responsible for torture-murders during recent prison riot there; number dead and injured noted. Attica uprising recalled.
REPORTER: Jessica Savitch
(Santa Fe, New Mexico) Riot background and timetable examined; films shown. [New Mexico justice department spokesperson Felix RODRIGUEZ - recalls beginning of riot.] Destruction of allegedly safe control center detailed. [Warden Jerry GRIFFIN - comments.] [Prison psychologist Marc ORNER - comments.] [PRISONERS - describe brutality.] Question with regard to degree of violence exhibited noted. [ORNER - comments.] [GRIFFIN - comments.] Lack of remorse considered as possible key to savagery.
REPORTER: Frank Bourgholtzer