Attica News

This item from the Hall-Hoag collection comes from a publication called the Attica News.  The Attica News was published by the Attica Defense Committee out of Buffalo, New York.  Published in the wake of the Attica Prison Riot on September 9, 1971 this periodical primarily focused on prisoners’ rights and the mistreatment of inmates.  During the Attica Prison Riot roughly 1000 inmates took control of Attica Prison holing over 30 hostages.  After 4 days of negotiations the prison was stormed by New York State police. 39 people were killed including 10 hostages. (All numbers sited from Wikipedia.)

Attica News (January 30,1974)

For more information on the Attica Prison Uprising:

Wikipedia:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Attica_Prison_riot

Project NIA:

http://niastories.files.wordpress.com/2011/08/attica_primerfinal.pdf

Solidarity:

http://www.solidarity-us.org/node/313