Attica Revolt 50th Anniversary
50 years ago, inmates in Attica, a maximum-security prison in upstate NY, held an uprising to protest prison conditions. A crackdown by state police left 39 dead. Attica paved the way for the modern anti-prison movement. Today we are joined by Tyrone Larkins, one of the Attica survivors, Sarah Kunstler, daughter of civil rights attorney William Kunstler who negotiated in behalf of the protesting inmates at Attica, and Soffiyah Elijah, Executive Director of Alliance of Families for Justice, a group that is working to change the landscape of injustice in American courts and prisons.
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