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Peoples Temple Collection; Box 25, Virtual Item 11, Q933- Jim Jones admonishes two teenagers for attempted escape | Special Collections & University Archives

 
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Title:
Peoples Temple Collection; Box 25, Virtual Item 11, Q933- Jim Jones admonishes two teenagers for attempted escape
Date:
November, 1977
Description:

The tape consists of a portion of a meeting in Jonestown during which two young men – Tommy Bogue and Brian Davis – who made an unsuccessful escape attempt appear before the community to explain their actions and to learn what discipline they will face as a result. Neither the beginning nor the end of the meeting appear here, so there is no firm indication of what the community’s decision will bewhen the tape ends. (The boys’ voices are difficult to differentiate, and both are indicated on the accompanying transcript as "young man in trouble."

Tommy and Brian had apparently left the Jonestown community under cover of darkness after having stolen several items such as flashlights and matches. They had made few plans beyond the escape itself, and weren’t even going to stay together: one had planned to go to Venezuela, and the other planned to live along a local river, catching fish to survive. Jim Jones is upset, in part, because he says he has had to involve the Guyana government in locating the young men, costing him good will and political capital; the community is upset, in part, because it lost a day of work searching for them.

Full summary of the recording available at Alternative Considerations of Jonestown website, along with the tape transcript.

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Original audiocassette tape recording digitized and made available as .mp3 audio file.
ID:
ms-0183_25.11
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Special Collections & University Archives
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The Jonestown Institute
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