Interview with Michael Smith

And then what happened to you?


I was, ah, there were, ah, two particular inmates at the time when the inmates were breaking in, gaining entry to that room, that, ah, that protected me and in kind of spread-eagle fashion, they put their body over mine to protect me. Told the rest of the inmates that were breaking in that I was okay and to leave me alone. So the, the whole inmate movement, the rioting inmates, went right past me, moved and took the civilians hostage and went right back out the room again and left me laying on the floor. Ah, most of the inmates in the room at that time, also left with them with the exception of the two that had protected me. And, ah, they made an attempt to get me out through the prison to safety.