• Short Summary

    ONE HUNDRED AND SIXTY THREE PRISONERS - ALL NEGROES - RIOTED THURSDAY (23 APRIL) IN THE DALLAS COUNTY JAIL.

  • Description

    ONE HUNDRED AND SIXTY THREE PRISONERS - ALL NEGROES - RIOTED THURSDAY (23 APRIL) IN THE DALLAS COUNTY JAIL. THE RIOT WAS FILMED BY A NEWS CAMERAMAN.

    THE DALLAS COUNTY JAIL IS WHERE JACK RUBY SHOT LEE HARVEY OSWALD, WHERE JACK RUBY IS NOW CONFINED AWAITING THE OUTCOME OF AN APPEAL FORM THE DEATH SENTENCE IMPOSED ON HIM IN THE COURTROOM IN THE SAME BUILDING, AND WHERE SEVEN PRISONERS STAGED A DRAMATIC, TELEVISED JAIL BREAK DURING THE RUBY TRIAL.

    THE RIOT BROKE OUT ON THE FLOOR ABOVE JACK RUBY'S CELL WHEN A GUARD ATTEMPTED TO BREAK UP A FIGHT BETWEEN TO INMATES. IN THE PROCESS HE WAS SLASHED IN THE FACE BY A RAZOR. SHERIFF BILL DECKER THEN ORDERED THE WHOLE BLOCK OF CELLS SEARCHED, AND DURING THE SPEECH THE PRISONERS FLARED UP. THEY REFUSED TO COME OUT, BARRICADED THEMSELVES IN THEIR CELLS, FLOODED THE JAIL, BURNED MATTRESSES, SHOUTED, THREW GARBAGE CANS AND BANGED THEIR CELL DOORS. COUNTY POLICE TRIED TO PUT THE RIOT DOWN WITH FIRE HOSES, BUT SOON RAN OUT OF WATER PRESSURE. THEY WERE THEN REINFORCED BY DALLAS POLICE AND BY POLICE DOGS AND FINALLY RESTORED ORDER AFTER SOME TWO HOURS OF RIOTING. THE ONLY PERSON INJURED WAS THE SLASHED GUARD.

    THE TWO RINGLEADERS - THOSE WHO HAD BEEN FOUND FIGHTING WERE PLACED IN SOLITARY CONFINEMENT. THE SHERIFF THREATENED FRIDAY (24 APRIL) TO PLACE THE OTHERS ON BREAD AND WATER AND REMOVE ALL PRIVILEGES. THE PRISONERS SAID THEY STARTED IT ALL BECAUSE OF: INADEQUATE TELEPHONE SERVICE. INSUFFICIENT OPPORTUNITY TO VISIT THE JAIL DOCTOR, AND UNSATISFACTORY VISITING REGULATIONS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA6IFELCYQKZKK80OIWUOVEW8CL
    Media URN:
    VLVA6IFELCYQKZKK80OIWUOVEW8CL
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    25/04/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:08:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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