Interview with Russell Oswald
QUESTION 8
SHEILA C. BERNARD:

When the prisoners refused to meet you on neutral ground, you then faced the decision whether to go into D Yard or not, can you talk about, about your decision and about the fact that people like Dunbar and Mancusi were saying not to go in, what was? Can you describe that?

RUSSELL OSWALD:

Yes, ah, when I elected to go into the institution alone, ah, I was counseled, by all of my lieutenants not to do that, that it was a foolhardy effort, I said I have to take that step, I can't live with myself unless I go in and try, and I'll try and convince them that I mean business, that I want to do things that I told them I was going to do last week.