• Short Summary

    Rioting erupted in three New York prisons this week-end as inmates seized hostages and set fire to equipment to back their demands for better conditions.

  • Description

    Rioting erupted in three New York prisons this week-end as inmates seized hostages and set fire to equipment to back their demands for better conditions.

    Trouble started at the prison in Long Island City on Thursday (October 1). As Correction Commissioner George McGrath tried to negotiate the release of hostages, one of the leaders of the prisoners aired some of the grievances that provoked the rioting.

    By Saturday, eleven hostages were being held in two of the three riot-hit prisons. Five of the hostages were threatened with death unless prison conditions were reviewed by a judge.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA43PH1JTYP6QLNF09080E2R3M1
    Media URN:
    VLVA43PH1JTYP6QLNF09080E2R3M1
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    03/10/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:54:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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