The history of the 1971 rebellion at Attica state prison has been written and rewritten, edited and censored, distorted and forgotten. Everyone agrees, though, that on September 9, 1971, Attica's prisoners overpowered their guards and seized control, gathering in D Yard. The inmates were angry about the prison's conditions and had a long list of demands, including minimum-wage pay for prison work, better education, healthier food, and more black and... More >>>