Interview with Philip Watkins
QUESTION 9
JAMES A. DeVINNEY:

Tell me about the observers.

PHILIP WATKINS:

Tell you about the observers, well, the observers come in and they, they certainly didn't help the situation.

JAMES A. DeVINNEY:

Tell me how they didn't help. I don't know what you mean, you said they didn't help. What, why didn't they help? What was wrong?

PHILIP WATKINS:

Well, they just, I think, ah, Commissioner Oswald let them in figuring that they would, ah, he'd given in to this inmate demand that they needed observers. And he let them in and they, they just deteriorated. They encouraged the inmates for, ah, to stand up for their rights and get them more demands and stuff.