Attica Prison Powder Keg
On September 9, 1971, prisoners in Attica, New York, rebelled. Various factors—viewed as “disciplinary measures” by authorities—contributed to the prison riot.1, 2
This list exhibits just a few of them:
- Overcrowding bred frustration because Attica, designed for 1,600 inmates, had exceeded its capacity.
- Unhygienic conditions included Read more