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What The Infamous Attica Riot Teaches Us About Prisons Today

'In September 1971, nearly 1,300 prisoners took over the Attica Correctional Facility in upstate New York. What ensued was one of the bloodiest prison encounters in U.S. history. Heather Ann Thompson is an award-winning historian at the University of Michigan. She spent more than a decade researching and piecing together unseen documents and accounts of the Attica Insurgency.
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