The War: Riot at the LBJ.

The L.B.J., as its inmates call the Long Binh Jail, is like army stockades everywhere: not much worse than Stateside prisons, or more uncomfortable than the ordinary barracks of South Viet Nam. Located in the middle of the Army's main supply and administration center twelve miles northeast of Saigon, it houses 700 prisoners in a barbed-wire compound built for 400. Their crimes range from smoking pot or going AWOL to theft and murder, and as an M.P. staff officer puts it, the prisoners create "every kind of problem that you find in a civilian prison."

Last week the L.B.J. completed...

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