Attica Prison riot begins 40 years ago this hour

Attica Prison Riot - William Kunstler: Disturbing the Universe . POV on PBS

(Thursday, September 9, 1971, 8:20 a.m. EDT) — Approximately 2,200 prisoners rioted today and seized control of the maximum-security Attica Correctional Facility in Attica (near Buffalo), New York, taking 33 staff hostage, beginning a four-day siege that would claim 43 lives.

The Nation: After the Attica Uprising (Sept. 9, 2011)

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