Interview with Laverne Barkley
QUESTION 9
TERRY ROCKEFELLER:

I asked you something before and I don't think I made my question clear. How did you learn that the inmates had taken over the prison? How did you find out about that?

LAVERNE BARKLEY:

I found out about that on the news. I saw--

TERRY ROCKEFELLER:

Can you just , just start and say that I was watching the news or I had been it was right after you visited Elliot that that happened?

LAVERNE BARKLEY:

Yes. It was, um, I think the next day.

TERRY ROCKEFELLER:

OK. Just start that--can you just start by saying I think the day after I visited Elliot or--

LAVERNE BARKLEY:

I think the day after I visited Elliot the uprising began. And then I saw him on television speaking out about conditions there and the treatment there. I was, well I, I, I was upset about what he was saying. But at the time I was more fearful about his life and safety. And it was as I said one day I was I think it was the following day I was coming from Prospect Street from Fight[SIC] headquarters and I learned that he had been killed.