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September 13, 2021

Rounding up perspectives looking back exactly a half-century after the massacre at Attica prison

Today marks exactly 50 years to the day from when New York state officers concluded a four-day prisoner uprising at Attica prison by storming the facility and killing 39 people and injuring nearly 100 more in a matter of minutes.  Capturing the full story of this prison uprising and its legacy cannot be done in a single blog post, but I can link to a lot of recent commentary and coverage that help provide some helpful perspectives:

"On 50th anniversary of Attica uprising, 4 essential reads on prisoners’ rights today"

"50 years after Attica: The unfinished business of our nation’s deadliest prison uprising"

"A half-century after Attica, prisoners’ demands have not been met"

"Attica prison riot hardened attitudes on incarceration but also planted seeds for reform"

"Looking Back At The 1971 Attica Uprising: Three Witnesses"

"‘Attica’ Film Review: Documentary Sets the Record Straight, 50 Years After the Uprising"

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