Interview with Michael Smith

Now, how were you taken hostage? What happened to you?


When I was taken hostage, there was, ah, only one set of double entry exit doors in the room that I was located in. And the inmates, the rioting inmates gained entrance to that room through those doors. As I had mentioned before most of the inmates that were in that room had taken up hiding, had taken up weapons and found hiding places for themselves. Ah, the inmates broke into the room where I was and, ah, at that point in time I was knocked down and they moved to the rear of the room where I had secured some civilian employees. They, ah, destroyed some things in the room and broke into the room where the civilian employees were, took them hostage and on their way out, left me.