• Short Summary

    PRISON GUARD HAD TO USE TEAR GAS YESTERDAY (WEDNESDAY) TO BREAK UP A RIOT BY 31 PRISONERS HELD IN JACKSON COUNTY GAOL, MISSOURI, USA.

  • Description

    PRISON GUARD HAD TO USE TEAR GAS YESTERDAY (WEDNESDAY) TO BREAK UP A RIOT BY 31 PRISONERS HELD IN JACKSON COUNTY GAOL, MISSOURI, USA.

    THE RIOT BEGAN WHEN GUARDS WENT TO A CELL BLOCK TO TAKE OUT A MAN DESCRIBED AS A TROUBLE MAKER AND SUSPECTED OF HAVING BEEN INVOLVED IN A FIGHT THE PREVIOUS DAY (TUESDAY).

    WHEN GUARDS ORDERED THE MAN OUT, THE OTHER PRISONERS SUPPORTED HIM.A SHOE WAS THROWN AT THE GUARDS AND WITHIN MINUTES, THE PRISONERS HAD SMASHED WINDOWS, RIPPED OUT PLUMBING, TORN UP BEDDING AND BROKEN FURNITURE.

    THEY ALSO FLOODED THE CELL BLOCK.THEY WERE SUBDUED IN ABOUT HALF AN HOUR WHEN TEAR GAS WAS USED AGAINST THEM.THE PRISONERS WERE SEARCHED FOR WEAPONS AND THEN ORDERED TO CLEAR UP THE MESS.

    THE PRISON HAS SINCE BEEN REPORTED QUIET.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA7LXIL8QK6VTQEQB8XSPD4C0XZ
    Media URN:
    VLVA7LXIL8QK6VTQEQB8XSPD4C0XZ
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    07/03/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:44:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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