Interview with Frank Smith (Big Black)
QUESTION 8
SAM POLLARD:

Tell me again, Black, about that day, that day of the rebellion.

FRANK "BIG BLACK" SMITH:

Well the day of the rebellion I was in the laundry and, ah, me and some friends of mine was hanging out by the door and we heard a lot of commotion in the hallway, a lot of people in the hallway, hollering, "Open the door and let us in!" Next thing I know, the wall is down and everybody is inside the laundry and the cop open up the back door and we go out the back door trying to figure out which way we really were going to go because there was two ways to go and we wind up in the yard, you know, I guess to see what was really going on. And I wind up to the circle, you know, where the hostages were and I seen a friend of mine, a buddy of mine that was in the circle of cops and I asked him what was happening and he told me that his arm or his ribs or something was broke and I told him I'd get back to him. And here I am in the yard with 1300 to 1200 inmates.

SAM POLLARD:

OK?

FRANK "BIG BLACK" SMITH:

How's that?