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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.
August 11, 2020
Breaking Out With A Bar of Soap
In Texas, prisoners are opening their cells to chat—and to riot.
April 24, 2020
During the COVID-19 Crisis, Don’t Shoot the Messenger
When you lead the Inmate Liaison Committee in a pandemic, you have to deliver bad news with finesse.
Corey Devon Arthur
June 27, 2019
We Thought Our Prison Strike Was a Success. Then Came the Officers in Riot Gear
“Panic ensued as everyone braced for the inevitable attack.”
November 15, 2016
Inmates Say They Paid a Bloody Price for a Guard's Injury
Prisoners describe a rampage by correctional officers in a New York prison.
September 9, 2016
Revisiting the Ghosts of Attica
A wrenching new book recounts the bloodiest prison battle in our history.
August 25, 2016
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.
May 26, 2015
The Attica Turkey Shoot
Malcolm Bell, former special state prosecutor and whistleblower, on getting away with murder.
March 16, 2015
A private prison company, a prison riot, and what comes next.
February 28, 2015
A savage beating, a culture “beyond repair.”