• Short Summary

    At San Quentin Prison in California on Saturday, four prisoners including one of the famous 'Soledad Brothers 8 and three guards were killed in an attempted breakout form the maximum security wing.

  • Description

    At San Quentin Prison in California on Saturday, four prisoners including one of the famous 'Soledad Brothers 8 and three guards were killed in an attempted breakout form the maximum security wing.

    The 'Soledad Brothers' who died was 29 year old George Jackson one of three negroes awaiting trial for the alleged murder of a white guard at another California prison - Soledad.

    Jonathan Jackson, George's 17 year old brother, died in a gun battle last August when attempting to kidnap a Judge and jurors form a San Rafael courthouses.

    Black militant Angola Davis is awaiting trail at the Hall of Justice not far form San Quentin, accused of buying guns to aid Johnathan Jackson's kidnap attempt. She and Jonathan Jackson both helped to raise finds for the Soledad brothers, whose case has become something of a 'cause celebre' among radical groups in the United States.

    This coverage for the aftermath of the San Quentin breakout attempt is by NBC News. We regret the poor quality of the satellite telerecording.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA145TELSF4S3AJCZHNH6YYG9G8
    Media URN:
    VLVA145TELSF4S3AJCZHNH6YYG9G8
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    21/08/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:08:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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