Democracy Now! July 29, 1997

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Democracy Now! July 29, 1997
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Prison Riot; Blacks and Jews

(14 Minutes) Prison Riot Discussion on riot at the Mohawk Correctional Institution in Rome, NY. Republicans cite the incident as proof that there is a need for more maximum security prisons. Jose Santiago, News Director at Pacifica Station WBAI, found the riot appears to have been sparked by longstanding physical abuses of inmates and not by overcrowding. (36 Minutes) Blacks and Jews Tonight P.O.V. - the PBS showcase for independent non-fiction film--will air the documentary FILM: BLACKS AND JEWS which explores the shared history of conflict and cooperation between the two communities. GUEST: Filmakers Bari Scott, Alan Snitow, Deborah Kaufman

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July 29, 1997
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July 29, 1997
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