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Cuban Prisoners / Riots / Louisiana / Atlanta, Georgia #553946

NBC Evening News for Monday, Nov 30, 1987
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Scenes shown of surrendered Cuban inmates being bussed to other prisons from LA's Oakdale Detention Center Report introduced.

(Atlanta, Georgia: Kenley Jones) Scenes shown of Cuban inmate's wife yelling to husband through fence at Atlanta federal penitentiary Stalemate reported continuing. [Justice Department spokesperson Patrick KORTEN - says Atlanta detainees have shown no reaction to Louisiana Oakdale Detention Center settlement.] Korten quoted regarding aggressive minority hindering agreement. Prison officials quoted regarding difficulty of reaching agreement with Atlanta's inmates. Cuban exiles reported sympathizing with inmates &requesting Miami, Florida, Bishop Agustin Roman speak with inmates. [Independent and Democrat Cuba spokesperson Huber MATOS - says situation could already have been settled.] [Prisons Bureau spokesperson Michael QUINLAN - says if necessary the bishop will be called upon.] Cuban prisoners deported from United States in 1985 reported asserting other inmates will not be harmed by Cuban government [1985 deportee David SHARINO - (thru translator) says was treated alright.] [1985 deportee Roberto LEON - says Atlanta penitentiary is not a jail compared to Cuban prisons.] Scenes shown of Roman appearing on Atlanta newscast from Miami, Florida; details given of offer to help solve problem. Roman's comments translated from Spanish and quoted regarding freeing hostages.

Brokaw, Tom;
Jones, Kenley

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