Oct 12 1971

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Oct 12 1971 - OCTOBER 12, mi FIVE Damage May Cost $100,000 In...
OCTOBER 12, mi FIVE Damage May Cost $100,000 In Mental Hospital Fracas 1 trouble had tr> occur, 11 wis better for it to happen here than at the old security build' ine at Norwich. A similar uprising at Norwich could well nave resiuteti [ser,oJ3 injuries and a number ol escapes. Be ssio a Although the new building bet* Was "pretty well treated,' " really atacd the teat pretty well." Shepherd said. The only lnjurie* were < cut on the hand ol one inmate and a cut on the leg of Shepherd said. MIDDLETOWN. Conn. (AP); — Damage was estimated Mon day at iju.ww 10 iiuu.wu in an uurirlni by seven inmates at a maximum aecunty tenter for the criminal insane. State Mental Health Commis sioner Ernest A. Shepherd, who »i? investigating me oisturn ance it the Connecticut Va'.ley Hosc.tal, said >t began wnen the staff tried tu search one ward for smuggled-irt smuggled-irt smuggled-irt liquor. "Someone smelltd alcohol said Shepherd. As the staff moved the I quelled more quickly If there 1 been more staff memhersl available. But the early closing I ine oia. inadequate maximum security center all Norwich State Hospital made It difficult to bring the staff here up to full strength in time, ne said. Reportedly, several ol the sev en disruptive inmates were among ihe four who escaped from Norwich Sep!. 13, 6u Shepherd Mid lie could not that. Criminal chaiges may You can he sure to buy DIAMOND RINGS for much leg* at EMPIRE JEWELRY & LOAN GO. Iff FairfMti Aw. (Betwaan Main « Bread Sti., Bpt.) males Into their rooms, ju sr: riled against the seven rioters, the stage for a "shake-down" "shake-down" "shake-down" Shepherd said, hut he conceded search fur contraband Sunday ' that any prosecution, would be a as night, trouble bruke olI, said the commissioner. The staff members on hand' were outnumbered and had to get out as quickly as passible so they could not Be taken hostage, hostage, said Shepherd. After burning mattresses and a piano ana nreaKing winaows, the inmates discussed the situation situation with Dr. Abraham leich-ner, leich-ner, leich-ner, acting director of the maximum maximum security center, and agreed to give themselves up, Shepherd said, Shepnerd said tne trnubie proDamy could have been1 you're dealing with melt who nave uireauy neeu louna guilty because uf insanity.' bnepnera said ne dia not see iw the plcohnl which ap ently got into the handi of inmates rould have come fri-m fri-m fri-m anyone olher than a However, it Is difficult for visitors to smucfile In con traband because parcels are subject to search and visits with inmales arc conducted in a room with n guard present,' I Th* commission said that if ■ Mge^Bgagg 10-DAY 10-DAY 10-DAY FREE TRIAL Horn* Denioitttrftliau Credit Term Availaaia 27 HEW MODELS! ! ! Price* $• Start «t 75' AA HEARING AID CENTER 130 JOHN STREET, Juit Of* Main St. Stephen Ofitry • 367 *7*1 BrHiBsrt'i Onli HUwliel tnttXM Willi all bo* * Complete & Experienced Kepair V We Repair All M.feea

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  1. The Bridgeport Telegram,
  2. 12 Oct 1971, Tue,
  3. Page 5

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