Marshall Project Originals
Revisiting the Attica Riot in Real-Time 50 Years Later
The infamous 1971 prison revolt ended with a bloody police siege. We retell the story, minute-by-minute.
We Thought Our Prison Strike Was a Success. Then Came the Officers in Riot Gear
“Panic ensued as everyone braced for the inevitable attack.”
Inmates Say They Paid a Bloody Price for a Guard's Injury
Prisoners describe a rampage by correctional officers in a New York prison.
Revisiting the Ghosts of Attica
A wrenching new book recounts the bloodiest prison battle in our history.
Revisiting Attica Shows How New York State Failed to Fulfill Promises
A new book brings attention to the deadly 1971 prison uprising. Reporters for The New York Times and The Marshall Project describe what has changed since then, and what hasn’t.
The Attica Turkey Shoot
Malcolm Bell, former special state prosecutor and whistleblower, on getting away with murder.