Sla-type revolutionaries

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6 Monday, June 17,1974 elir eiakrrsfirlfl tfaltfnnuan SLA-type revolutionaries said rare in prisons SACRAMENTO (API California California prison inmates are more politically conscious than ever before, but revolutionaries revolutionaries such as the Sym- bionese Liberation Army's Cinque are still rare, prison officials contend The revolutionary seed was planted outside and brought into prison, not the other way around, they say "A lot of people who arc in prison now grew up at a time when we as a society were attempting attempting to give the poor and discnfranchasi7ed more of a say over their own destiny." said Phil Guthrie, spokesman for the state Department of Corrections "They don't leave that behind behind when they come into prison. Nor do they leave behind behind their tendency toward criminal or violent behavior. "There is a relatively small percentage of people who are disillusioned and bitter and who provide a fertile recruiting recruiting ground for revolutionary types from the outside.'' he added California prisons have been plapued by gang activity in re- Candidate sees uphill battle SACRAMENTO (API Stale Stale Sen H L Richardson, the Republican candidate for V S. Senate, could find himself alone on (he campaign trail this fall His Democratic opponent • Sure I am behind." he said "1 am 1he underdog going away My opponent has more monev and he has more name identification But 1 am going to be the next senator from this state " cent years. Gang activity is held responsible for most of the 108 slayings and 400 stab- bings recorded in California prisons in the past five years But officials say these groups were formed for protection, racial identification identification and to exploit prison rackets rackets - no! to create revolution "I don't think there is any political motivation at ail." says Raymond Procunier. director of the Department of Corrections "They were hood 1 ; in gangs on the outside and they're hoods in gangs on the inside They look for someone someone to take advantage of" "The SLA is unique as far as I'm concerned." Procunier added The SLA claims responsibility responsibility for the slaying of Oakland schools chief Marcus Foster and the kidnaping of newspaper newspaper heiress Patricia Hearst One of its leaders was believed believed to be Donald DeFree^e. an escaped convict who died May 17 in a shootout with Los Angeles Angeles police DeFreeze. said by authorities authorities to be the SLA's Field Marshal Cinque, met other alleged alleged members of the group while imprisoned at the California California Medical Facility at Vacaville. Guthrie said Only three or (our other inmates, inmates, he said, had close contacts contacts with the other alleted SLA members, who were r.en- pnsoners who came to the Vacaville facility to work with a group of prison blacks "We don't think that the SLA was functioning as an organization in prison." Guthrie Guthrie added "The only connection connection was that some of the people people who became active in the S,.A made their first contact Hiih one another — establish- it! their friendship - in the Mark Cultural Association at Vai a-, ilk- What grew out o( those friendships later turned out to ho the SLA. but it wasn't farmed in prison." Guthrie .said Prison officials have been criticized for allowing outside radicwils to take part in the activities of prison groups But Procunier says authorities had little wav of knowing the beliefs beliefs of those working with prisoners "A routine rap sheet check on Russell Little or Nancy- Ling Prrry 'two alleged members members of the SLA 1 would not have come up with anything urv alarming he said "There are about 3 «i W citi- ;rr.-. who come in to take part in one or another prison actr.i- ty." Guthrie said, "from po­ litical types to Alcoholics Anonymous to church groups Most of them do a lot of good " State Sen H L Richardson Richardson an Arcadia Republican who has frequently cnticued Procumer's handling of the prisons, says there are enough revolutionaries in prison to cause serious problems "It s not that thry are ertor- mouslv large groups." he said But their ability to be effective effective and keep the pot boiling is the thing vou have to look at He said members of prison gangs such as the Mexican Mafia. Nuestra Familia. the Black Guerilla Family and the Aryan Brotherhood could be used by radicals to foment revolution • What we are concerned about is that we are developing developing a virtual army that will lake on alf forms of revolutionary revolutionary activity." said Nor­ man Moore, a Richardson aide Guthrie says known leaders of such prison gangs have been placed m maximum security facilities in an effort to curb their activity Social groups at four of the system's hardcore facility have been suspended, too. he said FtWayne Man Finds Way To Relieve Burning Itch Of Hemorrhoidal Tissues For Hours ( In Many Cases Medication Gives Prompt. Temporary i Relief from Pain, Itching in Such Tissues. I 'l. W»\nc. Inrf - Mr. Jark l'r.-!m |.i of t'- Js r;t\ 5 !3to* : ' ri .p-r.iV. • II •)•• - r:;. '• .* 7 i: : t"|'l" '• \\ it (,. r h'-tr- " I V:-'. [>•-:.r- \;.v.< prcw •! fr. parati.T. II i« nary <-a.-.> arci nct'.ir.u : -a i'v. 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  1. The Bakersfield Californian,
  2. 17 Jun 1974, Mon,
  3. Page 6

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