Interview with Russell Oswald
QUESTION 22
SHEILA C. BERNARD:

Can you tell me about Saturday, that was Friday and all Friday night, the observer committee starts to assemble. And they worked all night with the prisoners and came up with an expanded list of 28 demands, not including the three immediate demands which were non negotiable. Can you tell about hammering--that session with the observers committee, when your hammering, through and reaching that agreement How did you feel? Were you hopeful?

RUSSELL OSWALD:

I was ho--hopeful because we seemed to be agreeing, ah, as.

SHEILA C. BERNARD:

Could you just start by telling me about the observer committee.

RUSSELL OSWALD:

Ah, on Friday night, with the Observer Committee, we began trying to ham.. hammer out these demands of theirs and, and refine them. And, it was encouraging to me to get all the help that I did from many of the observers. For instance, ah, Mr. Kuntsler was very help, helpful in, ah, working out the demands. And, ah, ah, several of them were, ah, Mr. Gasher and others. And, ah, with, ah, my deputy and I working with them, we thought we were able to ham.. hammer out, ah, satisfactory set of demands. And we, we did.