Attica Uprising

“Attica Uprising”

“Though the Attica prison uprising was nearly a half-century ago, the catastrophic event — the nation’s deadliest prison riot — has again become a touchstone issue in conversations about prison conditions and reforms.

In western New York, Attica has long remained a historical scar that is memorialized annually. But two books released in the past 13 months brought renewed national attention to the September 1971 riot. And, those two books are key to events at area universities that will remember the uprising and its significance.”

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