• Short Summary

    VISNEWS filmed State troopers taking over at the local prison in Walpole, Massachusetts, March 7 when a riot broke out among the inmates.

  • Description

    1.
    LV Troopers arriving at prison.
    3 ft

    2.
    CU Car of Commissioner (State Police)
    4 ft

    3.
    LV Troopers towards prison.
    6 ft

    4.
    CU INT. Commissioner.
    9 ft

    5.
    SV Commissioner talking to men.
    15 ft

    6.
    LV State troopers.
    17 ft

    7.
    LV Ditto.
    20 ft

    8.
    LV Official talking to State Police.
    24 ft

    9.
    LV TILT DOWN..Entrance to prison.
    26 ft

    10.
    LV Troopers with rifle.
    29 ft

    11.
    CU Shoulder badge- pan up to trooper.
    31 ft

    12.
    SV Troopers towards with captured guns etc.
    36 ft

    13.
    SV Ditto.
    38 ft

    14.
    SV Trooper with captured guns.
    40 ft

    15.
    LV Police outside prison.
    43 ft

    16.
    LV Ditto.
    46 ft



    Initials KJ/JH/PB



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: VISNEWS filmed State troopers taking over at the local prison in Walpole, Massachusetts, March 7 when a riot broke out among the inmates.

    Firing machine-guns the troopers stormed a workshop building and rescued from six rebel convicts a group of seven hostages including the prisons's warden and its Roman Catholic chaplain.

    While the ringleader of the mutineers bargained with officials, threatening to burn the bound and petrol-soaked hostages alive unless the main prison gates were opened, 50 State troopers shot their way into the workshop and forced the rioters to surrender.

    There were no serious casualties.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAAS1271QFXW8M0SMZU46WFZLGU
    Media URN:
    VLVAAS1271QFXW8M0SMZU46WFZLGU
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    09/03/1959
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:14:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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