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The Michigan Daily-Saturday, May 22, 1982-Page 9

British forees
establish
beachhead
on Faildands
(Continued from Page 1)
British to withdraw aircraft from the
alliance and use the equipment in the
Falkland Islands.
BUT administration spokesperson
Larry Speakes denied that the United
States would become involved in the
conflict. "Let me emphasize there will
be no involvement whatsoever of U.S.
military personnel in the conflict in the
South Atlantic," he said.
But reciting a lengthy statement that
refrained from any criticism of the
British in the wake of escalating
fighting, he said, "We will meet our
commitmenta to Great Britain."
Speakes said President Reagan was
briefed on the fighting before chairing a
meeting of the National Security Coun-
cil.

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Ships
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FALKLAND FALKLAND Warships
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THIS MAP SHOWS the approximate locations of British attacks on the Falklands Friday, according to early reports
from England and Argentina. The Defense Ministry in London said British warships bombarded Stanley and other
areas of East Falkland. It said British jet fighters attacked Fox Bay, the main base on West Falkland. The Argentine
joint chiefs said three British ships were sighted in Fox Bay, and another ship was seen north of the Falkland Sound.
Argentina also said its jets were pounding British ships in the Fox Bay.

Michigan prisons tense, a year after riots

(Continued from Page 5)
complaining their lives were en-
dangered by inmates with weapons.
At some point that day, the guards
apparently threatened to lock inmates
up and do their own search for
weapons, according to task force repor-
ts.
Inmates seized control as guards
tried to place them in cells. Just as the
Jackson riot was ending, leaving in-
juries and charred buildings in its
wake, the Michigan Reformatory at
Ionia erupted with a far more serious
riot.
THE TUESDAY following the
holiday, a more severe riot began at
Jackson. Resulting fires left 1,000 of
5,600 prisoners temporarily without
housing.
The chain-reaction effect occurred
again when inmates at Marquette
Branch Prison decided the time was
right for a long-planned takeover at-
tempt.
In all, the four riots cost more than $9
million and injured 45 prisoners and 69
staff members-the worst prison
uprisings since 1952 for the state. It took
months to restore many of the activities
and inmate privileges.

SOME STILL HAVE not been
restored. Since the erection of the
Jackson fence, most of that prison's
inmates are limited to two hours of
"yard time" each day, a fraction of the
outdoor time they previously enjoyed.
Conversely, participation in
educational and other programs is up,
mostly because prisoners who have no
scheduled activities must spend their
time in their cells.
Overall, tensions have eased in the
last 12months.
"Things are really pretty good,
everybody seems more comfortable,"
said Jackson Warden Foltz, a 24-year
prison system veteran.
FOLTZ WAS WARDEN at the Ionia
reformatory during the riots and was
moved to Jackson in April to replace
Barry Mintzes who resigned to go into
private practice asa psychologist.
The memory of the fires, violences
and destruction of the four riots may
now be serving to quell trouble before it
reaches a dangerous point.
Foltz said he, the guards and even the
inmates are now more aware of
developing tensions and take steps to
stop problems before they are uncon-
trollable.

"INMATES ARE more willing to talk
when the tension levels are high," said
Leonard Esquina, the legislative
corrections ombudsman who recently
completed a study of the prison system.
"The staff feels much safer now than
before. If it did nothing else, it shocked
them out of complacency.
"Maybe now when there are tensions,
they see what tensions bring. We now
have something to relate them to."
THE APRIL 30 disturbance at the
new Huron Valley Prison near Ypsilan-
ti brought memories rushing back for
all who lived through the May 1982
riots.
Corrections director Johnson, with 27
years prison system experience, said
he felt "my heart in my throat" when

he first learned of the Ypsilanti violen-
ce. The uprising was put down in only a
few hours, convincing Johnson his staff
has learned to deal with such problems
quickly and that most inmates do not
want violence in their "home."
"As terrifying as it was to the officers
in May 1982, it was equally terrifying or
more so to the prisoners," he said.
Foltz agreed. When he learned of the
Huron Valley situation, he took some
action to curtail activities at Jackson
but stopped short of a full scale lock-
down.
"I noticed they appreciated not being
locked down completely," he said. "I
think they've had enough, they want to
get things back in operation."

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