Life at Attica, 1971 (Part 1)

A cellblock at Attica Prison. Bettman/Corbis

Attica Correctional Facility originally opened in rural, upstate New York in 1931. In 1971, conditions at the prison were at a point where they were humiliating, dehumanizing and counterproductive to rehabilitation.

Topics in this Podcast: U.S. history, 20th century, racism, American history, incarceration, attica prison uprising, riots, black history