Interview with Herbert X. Blyden
QUESTION 21
INTERVIEWER:

Tell me what you told those brothers after you heard about Quinn's death.

HERB BLYDEN:

Upon hearing of the demise of William Quinn the correction officer, we realized how serious a situation it was for the 600 plus inmates who were doing a life sentence. Because based on the existing law at the time the death of an inmate, the death of a correction officer at the hands of an inmate, ah, made you eligible, if you will, for electric chair. So that solidified the position of the inmates in the yard who were doing a life sentence. I, upon hearing of the death of Quinn, took to the podium and I informed the--

INTERVIEWER:

Let's cut a second. I want you to do it like--



INTERVIEWER:

Yeah.