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August 30, 1991 | LEE MAY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For the first time since they seized control of part of a federal prison eight days earlier, Cuban inmates Thursday were given food--another move in what has become a tense test of wills between the detainees and authorities.
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January 30, 2013 | By Michael Muskal
A tense hostage situation continued on Wednesday in rural Alabama, where a man was holding a 6-year-old boy in an underground bunker hours after the gunman grabbed the child off a school bus and killed the driver, officials said. State police, local sheriff's deputies, FBI agents and SWAT teams kept vigil outside the property in Dale County, where the boy was being held, according to televised images from the scene. Neither the suspect nor the child has been identified and their relationship, if any, was unknown.
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NEWS
August 25, 1991 | From Associated Press
A truck carrying cement blocks rolled into a federal prison Saturday along with additional police cars, trucks and vans as a takeover by hostage-taking Cuban inmates entered its fourth day. Warden Roger F. Scott of Talladega Federal Correctional Institution characterized conditions inside as calm, but dozens of cars, trucks, vans and a flatbed truck carrying the cement blocks rolled into the prison during the night. Two helicopters also landed.
NEWS
August 31, 1991 | Associated Press
Here is a chronology of events related to the exodus and detention of Cuban refugees: April 20, 1980: First boatload of 125,000 refugees from the Cuban port of Mariel arrives in Florida. Many detained because of criminal backgrounds or mental illness. June 8, 1980: A thousand Cuban detainees burn four buildings at the detention center at Ft. Chaffee, Ark. May-June, 1981: Cubans conduct hunger strikes to protest imprisonment in Atlanta federal penitentiary.
NEWS
August 29, 1991 | LEE MAY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Cuban inmates Wednesday released one of their 10 hostages after meeting with a Miami reporter, authorities reported, signaling significant progress in ending the eight-day uprising at a federal prison. Officials at the Federal Correctional Institution said the hostage, identified as Kitty Suddeth, 24, a prison secretary, was released at 6:40 p.m., the result of three negotiating sessions by Cynthia Corzo, a reporter for El Nuevo Herald, the Spanish-language edition of the Miami Herald.
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February 3, 1988 | DAVID TREADWELL, Times Staff Writer
After a 12-hour siege, a gunman with a history of mental illness surrendered to police Tuesday night and released the last of more than 80 children he and another man had held hostage at a private Baptist elementary school here. The gunman, identified by police as James L. Harvey, 43, of San Antonio, Tex., had staged the takeover in an effort to draw attention to the plight of the nation's homeless and hungry, and had demanded to speak with President Reagan, Alabama Gov.
NEWS
August 28, 1991 | LEE MAY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Prison guards late Tuesday fired about a dozen canisters of a smoke agent onto the roof of a cellblock building where rebellious inmates were waving hand-lettered banners appealing for help in their weeklong takeover of part of an Alabama prison. It was the first violent outbreak in the uprising at the Federal Correctional Institution by Cuban inmates, who have been holding 10 hostages since last Wednesday.
NEWS
August 23, 1991 | LEE MAY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Cuban prisoners holding 10 hostages continued their tense standoff with federal prison officials for a second day Thursday in an apparent protest of controversial laws under which thousands of Cubans have been detained or deported. There was no outward change in the situation as U.S. Bureau of Prisons officials conducted secret negotiations with the inmates. However, Thursday night officials did announce one small agreement had been reached--the delivery of medicine to some inmates.
NEWS
August 27, 1991 | From Associated Press
Rebellious Cuban inmates holding 10 hostages at a federal prison had more talks with officials and got routine medical attention, but no food was sent in, the warden said Monday. It appeared that the seven men and three women hostages were unhurt on their sixth day of captivity, said Roger F. Scott, warden at the Talladega Federal Correctional Institution.
NEWS
August 26, 1991 | From Associated Press
Authorities on Sunday moved 150 inmates out of a federal prison where a group of Cubans who came to the United States in the 1980 Mariel boat lift took 10 people hostage on the eve of being deported. Roger F. Scott, warden at Talladega Federal Correctional Institution, refused to say if the inmates were taken from buildings adjacent to the 200-prisoner high-security unit controlled by the Cubans. An end to the ordeal that began Wednesday was nowhere in sight, he said.
NEWS
August 31, 1991 | LEE MAY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
On a day mixed with explosive force, joyful reunions and shattered dreams, a swift pre-dawn assault by a special rescue team Friday freed nine hostages, ending a 10-day takeover of an Alabama prison unit and dooming dozens of Cuban inmates to immediate deportation. At 3:43 a.m., a series of explosions rocked the ground and lit up the sky around the Federal Correctional Institution here as scores of rescue team members swarmed over Alpha unit, the housing area that had been seized on Aug.
NEWS
August 30, 1991 | LEE MAY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For the first time since they seized control of part of a federal prison eight days earlier, Cuban inmates Thursday were given food--another move in what has become a tense test of wills between the detainees and authorities.
NEWS
August 29, 1991 | LEE MAY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Cuban inmates Wednesday released one of their 10 hostages after meeting with a Miami reporter, authorities reported, signaling significant progress in ending the eight-day uprising at a federal prison. Officials at the Federal Correctional Institution said the hostage, identified as Kitty Suddeth, 24, a prison secretary, was released at 6:40 p.m., the result of three negotiating sessions by Cynthia Corzo, a reporter for El Nuevo Herald, the Spanish-language edition of the Miami Herald.
NEWS
August 28, 1991 | LEE MAY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Prison guards late Tuesday fired about a dozen canisters of a smoke agent onto the roof of a cellblock building where rebellious inmates were waving hand-lettered banners appealing for help in their weeklong takeover of part of an Alabama prison. It was the first violent outbreak in the uprising at the Federal Correctional Institution by Cuban inmates, who have been holding 10 hostages since last Wednesday.
NEWS
August 27, 1991 | From Associated Press
Rebellious Cuban inmates holding 10 hostages at a federal prison had more talks with officials and got routine medical attention, but no food was sent in, the warden said Monday. It appeared that the seven men and three women hostages were unhurt on their sixth day of captivity, said Roger F. Scott, warden at the Talladega Federal Correctional Institution.
NEWS
August 26, 1991 | From Associated Press
Authorities on Sunday moved 150 inmates out of a federal prison where a group of Cubans who came to the United States in the 1980 Mariel boat lift took 10 people hostage on the eve of being deported. Roger F. Scott, warden at Talladega Federal Correctional Institution, refused to say if the inmates were taken from buildings adjacent to the 200-prisoner high-security unit controlled by the Cubans. An end to the ordeal that began Wednesday was nowhere in sight, he said.
NEWS
August 31, 1991 | Associated Press
Here is a chronology of events related to the exodus and detention of Cuban refugees: April 20, 1980: First boatload of 125,000 refugees from the Cuban port of Mariel arrives in Florida. Many detained because of criminal backgrounds or mental illness. June 8, 1980: A thousand Cuban detainees burn four buildings at the detention center at Ft. Chaffee, Ark. May-June, 1981: Cubans conduct hunger strikes to protest imprisonment in Atlanta federal penitentiary.
NEWS
August 24, 1991 | From Associated Press
Prison officials reported some progress Friday in talks with Cuban inmates, two days after the prisoners grabbed a high-security unit and took 10 hostages on the eve of being deported to their homeland. Prescription medication was delivered Thursday night for two hostages and two prisoners through a grille that covers an entry in the high-security unit at Talladega Federal Correctional Institution. Warden Roger Scott said the medication was for "non-life-threatening" conditions.
NEWS
August 25, 1991 | From Associated Press
A truck carrying cement blocks rolled into a federal prison Saturday along with additional police cars, trucks and vans as a takeover by hostage-taking Cuban inmates entered its fourth day. Warden Roger F. Scott of Talladega Federal Correctional Institution characterized conditions inside as calm, but dozens of cars, trucks, vans and a flatbed truck carrying the cement blocks rolled into the prison during the night. Two helicopters also landed.
NEWS
August 24, 1991 | From Associated Press
Prison officials reported some progress Friday in talks with Cuban inmates, two days after the prisoners grabbed a high-security unit and took 10 hostages on the eve of being deported to their homeland. Prescription medication was delivered Thursday night for two hostages and two prisoners through a grille that covers an entry in the high-security unit at Talladega Federal Correctional Institution. Warden Roger Scott said the medication was for "non-life-threatening" conditions.
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