Interview with Russell Oswald
QUESTION 41
SHEILA C. BERNARD:

There's more to it than that. It's sort of the same thing, that you don't trade guns for hostages. There's something about the message it would send to prisons across the country in terms of what you can negotiate and what you won't negotiate if you have to keep a prison in line. Isn't there more to it than that?

RUSSELL OSWALD:

Oh, I, I think that, ah--

SHEILA C. BERNARD:

Excuse me for one second. Okay.

RUSSELL OSWALD:

I think that it would be, been foolhardy to, ah, think of, ah, adhering, ah, giving in to any of those demands because it was just more of the same revolutionary, ah, talk. And, ah, prisons all over the country would be faced with this same problem. As a matter of fact, ah, it, ah, gives me no pleasure to say this, but, ah, it's been generally conceded that, ah, ah, this particular decision, ah, has been a deterrent, ah, in prison riots for many years. And, it's sad thing to have to say.