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Attica Prison Revolt

  • By: Lucien X. Lombardo
  • In: Encyclopedia of Race and Crime
  • Edited by: Helen Taylor Greene & Shaun L. Gabbidon
  • Subject:Race, Ethnicity & Crime, Ethnic Studies

From September 9 to September 13,1971, prisoners in New York State's Attica Correctional Facility held control of this maximum-security prison. Forty-three people died during that time; state police and correctional officers killed 29 prisoners and 10 correctional staff ...

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