Prison riots in 1952 include North Korean POWs in Koji and U.S. prison riots in Michigan and New Jersey.
United States USA Date:1952, April Duration:49 sec Sound:Yes
Major prison riots of the year 1952. North Korean POW soldiers of the Korean War stage a mass rebellion at POW camps in Koji islands and Pongam Island, off South Korea. U.S. and U.N. guards quell riots at the camps, resulting in death of North Korean prisoners and injuries. Medics are seen treating injured North Korean prisoners. U.N. guards escort prisoners in lines after the riots. Scene shifts to the the United States where damaged prison property in Michigan and New Jersey is seen after prison riots. Broken window glasses and furniture strewn about in a multi-story room of the New Jersey State Reformatory. Scene changes to Southern Michigan State Prison, also called Jackson State Prison, following riots there. Four prisoners including ring leader Earl Ward (second from left) are seen inside the building behind bars, during the standoff where they seized a cell block and held guards as hostages. A prison guard on watch with rifle in hand, looking from an elevated post downward onto a Jackson State Prison courtyard.
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