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Running Time: 80 mins.
Genre: Documentary, Interview

Cinda Firestone
Cinda Firestone

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The 1971 prison rebellion at the Attica Correctional Facility is chronicled. The event, which had begun as a protest against inhumane living conditions, turned into a hostage situation. Negotiators worked to come to an agreement with the prisoners, but during a statemate that lasted several days, Governor Nelson Rockefeller sent in state troopers and a large number of prisoners and hostages were killed. The documentary includes intervews with former inmates of the prison who lived through the experience.