Interview with Russell Oswald
QUESTION 3
SHEILA C. BERNARD:

The prison situation in your words "went critical" when George Jackson was killed. Can you talk about his death, and about your response when the prisoner's held their memorial to him?

RUSSELL OSWALD:

Well, I felt that, ah, when--after Jackso--George Jackson's death.

SHEILA C. BERNARD:

I'm sorry, can I--you begin with saying "After George Jackson's death."

RUSSELL OSWALD:

After George Jackson death, several of the institutions wanted to put on memorials and we exceeded to that. We however, felt that ah, it was just the start to more trouble in the institutions. Because he was far from being an untroubled individual: he had troubles of his own, and all of these people liked to mimic him. As a matter of fact, many of them, ah, were using all of his rhetoric, and they subsequently used the rhetoric from all of the demands that were made in San Quinten and Folsom, to ship to New York state prisons and to other places.