Netflix Series Starts With Show Chronicling Deadly 1993 Lucasville Prison Riot
“My partner said, ‘What are we going to do?’ I said, ‘Make your peace now, because we’re getting ready to die.’” Those are the words of Mike Hensle, one of the corrections officers taken hostage during that riot. He’s among the interviewees in the first episode of “Captive”, which features rarely seen historical video and audio and behind the scenes stories of the 11 day siege.
Lucasville warden Art Tate was also interviewed, and said: “I still get a little emotional about it. I really wanted to do the best I could do down there.”
The episode mixes in re-enactments with footage from the state and from broadcast news programs to explain how the riot was sparked, and how a guard and nine inmates ended up dead.
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