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June 16, 1990 | From United Press International
A jury Friday awarded nearly $7.6 million to the wife of a man stabbed to death by jailhouse author Jack Henry Abbott, rejecting the convicted killer's argument that she did not deserve a penny. "A little excessive, I would say," Abbott, 46, remarked to the judge after the jury announced its verdict in a state court in Manhattan. Abbott killed Richard Adan with a single stab wound to the heart outside an East Greenwich Village restaurant nine years ago after an argument.
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June 16, 1990 | From United Press International
A jury Friday awarded nearly $7.6 million to the wife of a man stabbed to death by jailhouse author Jack Henry Abbott, rejecting the convicted killer's argument that she did not deserve a penny. "A little excessive, I would say," Abbott, 46, remarked to the judge after the jury announced its verdict in a state court in Manhattan. Abbott killed Richard Adan with a single stab wound to the heart outside an East Greenwich Village restaurant nine years ago after an argument.
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December 28, 2006
Re "Living in Limbo, Keeping It Real," Dec. 21: Let's see, Ricky Walters is an alien convicted of shooting two people yet he merits a sympathetic article with the subtext of "leave the guy alone!" because our government has an indisputable reason to deport him? This kind of media indulgence resulted in the senseless murder of Richard Adan by a similarly favored criminal named Jack Henry Abbott, or don't you all remember? HASAN A. BENLER Poway
ENTERTAINMENT
January 19, 1985 | DAN SULLIVAN, Times Theater Critic
No local production made a stronger impression last season than Robert Woodruff's staging of Jack Henry Abbott's letters from prison, "In the Belly of the Beast," at the Mark Taper Forum's Taper, Too. It's now playing in Australia, at the Festival of Sydney, with Andrew Robinson again starring as the bitter Abbott. "For me, it is the highlight of this year's festival," wrote Richard Glover in the Sydney Morning Herald.
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September 11, 1988 | ALEX RAKSIN
Jean Harris has been locked up in New York's Bedford Hills Correctional Facility since 1981, a year after she was convicted of killing cardiologist Herman Tarnower, the author of "The Scarsdale Diet" book and her lover of 15 years. She emerges from these stories as a sane, gracious and compassionate woman who looks with sadness upon a prison whose injustices seem to rival those of its inmates.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 19, 1985 | SYLVIE DRAKE, Times Staff Writer
The Mark Taper Forum's production of "In the Belly of the Beast"--a veteran of the Taper, Too (1984), the 1985 Festival of Sidney (Australia) and the Taper's main stage (last spring)--opened Thursday at Off-Broadway's Joyce Theater with the same stark assault on our perceptions, yet with a considerably less spectacular effect on the sensibilities of some members of New York's critical community.
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May 15, 1989 | From Associated Press
The Supreme Court today gave prison officials sweeping power to limit what inmates may read and who may visit them. Voting 6 to 3 in a case from Kentucky, the justices said officials are not required to explain why they bar an inmate from having visitors. The court rejected arguments that the state, by establishing a system permitting visits, endowed inmates with a new right to see outsiders. Prisoners do not have a right in such cases to "due process"--for example, a hearing or an explanation--when they are denied a visit by someone, the court said.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 17, 1985 | DAN SULLIVAN, Times Theater Critic
The Mark Taper Forum's production of "In the Belly of the Beast" opened Thursday night in New York to divided reviews. Mel Gussow of the New York Times found the evening "judicious" in its presentation of Jack Henry Abbott (Andrew Robinson) as both a victim and an agent of violence. But--as opposed to Abbott's book of the same title--Gussow felt "distanced from the firsthand trauma" of Abbott's life. Actor Robinson, for Gussow, had "nervous intensity," but not "imminent explosiveness."
ENTERTAINMENT
May 11, 1985 | DAN SULLIVAN, Times Theater Critic
Theater people have been wondering all spring if Gregory Mosher was indeed going to become the head of the Vivian Beaumont Theatre at Lincoln Center, or if he'd decide to stay on at the Goodman Theatre of Chicago. It's definite now that Mosher will take over the Beaumont in July--or rather, for his first season, will take over the little theater beneath the Beaumont, the Newhouse. Chairman of the board John V.
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March 29, 1985 | DAN SULLIVAN, Times Theater Critic
I've never seen a theater audience so intent on a play as the crowd at the Mark Taper Forum the other night during "In the Belly of the Beast"--and afterwards too. This is a piece that fixes you in your seat for 90 minutes and sends you home obligated to add up what you have seen. It demands a verdict. Very well: guilty. Jack Henry Abbott (Andrew Robinson) didn't kill that after-hours waiter (Carl Franklin) by accident.
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