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May 29, 1991 | TIMES STAFF WRITER
Inmates at a new prison for New York state's most dangerous convicts ripped through a recreation yard fence and took six guards hostage Tuesday at the top security institution near Elmira, N.Y. Three of the hostages were later released. State officials said the three released hostages were treated for injuries and one remained hospitalized with lacerations to the head and neck and other wounds.
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May 4, 1998 | From Times Wire Reports
Police accused a Syracuse family that had housed a mentally disabled woman and her daughters since 1988 of holding two of the women captive for their disability checks, beating them and leaving them chained to a bed's box spring for days without food. The mother, Melinda Vinson, was missing. Police say John Dennee, 47, and his family put the woman and her disabled daughter on a bus to Florida.
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August 2, 1988 | Associated Press
Inmates complaining of harassment by officers at a maximum-security prison released five guards they held hostage for up to 14 hours Monday, officials said. "The crisis has ended," Gov. Mario M. Cuomo said in a statement released early today. The inmates at the Coxsackie Correctional Facility surrendered, he said. Four guards were released early today, said Cuomo spokesman Gary Fryer. One hostage was taken out on a stretcher and the three others walked out under their own power, he said.
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December 15, 1994 | from Associated Press
A smirking gunman held up to 36 people hostage in a college lecture hall for nearly two hours Wednesday before he was jumped and disarmed by five students, one of whom was shot and wounded in the struggle. Ralph Tortorici, a 26-year-old psychology major at the State University of New York at Albany, shouted: "Government experiments!" as he was hustled into a police car. He faces attempted murder and other charges, police said.
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May 4, 1998 | From Times Wire Reports
Police accused a Syracuse family that had housed a mentally disabled woman and her daughters since 1988 of holding two of the women captive for their disability checks, beating them and leaving them chained to a bed's box spring for days without food. The mother, Melinda Vinson, was missing. Police say John Dennee, 47, and his family put the woman and her disabled daughter on a bus to Florida.
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May 30, 1991 | JOHN J. GOLDMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Inmates surrendered the last three guards they held hostage Wednesday at a maximum security prison near Elmira, N.Y., and agreed to return to their cells, peacefully ending a 26-hour uprising. All three guards were taken to a hospital for observation, one on a stretcher because his leg was injured. SWAT teams stood by as negotiators conferred with the rebellious prisoners at the Southport Correctional Facility throughout the night.
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December 15, 1994 | from Associated Press
A smirking gunman held up to 36 people hostage in a college lecture hall for nearly two hours Wednesday before he was jumped and disarmed by five students, one of whom was shot and wounded in the struggle. Ralph Tortorici, a 26-year-old psychology major at the State University of New York at Albany, shouted: "Government experiments!" as he was hustled into a police car. He faces attempted murder and other charges, police said.
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May 30, 1991 | JOHN J. GOLDMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Inmates surrendered the last three guards they held hostage Wednesday at a maximum security prison near Elmira, N.Y., and agreed to return to their cells, peacefully ending a 26-hour uprising. All three guards were taken to a hospital for observation, one on a stretcher because his leg was injured. SWAT teams stood by as negotiators conferred with the rebellious prisoners at the Southport Correctional Facility throughout the night.
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May 29, 1991 | TIMES STAFF WRITER
Inmates at a new prison for New York state's most dangerous convicts ripped through a recreation yard fence and took six guards hostage Tuesday at the top security institution near Elmira, N.Y. Three of the hostages were later released. State officials said the three released hostages were treated for injuries and one remained hospitalized with lacerations to the head and neck and other wounds.
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August 2, 1988 | Associated Press
Inmates complaining of harassment by officers at a maximum-security prison released five guards they held hostage for up to 14 hours Monday, officials said. "The crisis has ended," Gov. Mario M. Cuomo said in a statement released early today. The inmates at the Coxsackie Correctional Facility surrendered, he said. Four guards were released early today, said Cuomo spokesman Gary Fryer. One hostage was taken out on a stretcher and the three others walked out under their own power, he said.
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