35. The Attica Prison Uprising Part 1: The lead up

We're starting a series on the Prison Industrial Complex soon, but Alix bit off more than she can chew (again) so we're beginning this series with a single introduction story. The Attica Prison Uprising shows a lot of the nuances that we hope to cover during our next heavy political series from horrible criminal justice policies to horrible prison conditions. Today we're talking about the circumstances leading up to the Attica Prison Uprising, an outline of the prison, the prison conditions, and the political climate in 1971.

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Resources:

https://www.missedinhistory.com/podcasts Attica Part 1 & 2

"Blood in the Water" by Heather Ann Thompson

Attica (Cinda Firestone, US, 1974) - Documentary



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