50 years of Attica Prison Uprising - Abolition Now

The Blackout

Examination of the news blackout which followed the storming of Attica prison. After the New York State Correction Department recaptured Attica State Prison, killing over 40 people in the process, a news blackout was imposed by state officials. Despite efforts by reporters, lawyers, and medical teams to penetrate the prison walls, news from Attica was confined to evasive official press conferences and fragmentary reports from eyewitnesses. Paul Fischer and Bruce Soloway worked to piece the story together in Attica and Buffalo. A compilation of their findings from the days immediately after the killings. remastered 2/1999

Date Recorded on:
13 Sept. 1971.
Date Broadcast on:
WBAI, 3 Nov. 1971.
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