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. State troopers regain control of prisoners following the Attica prison riot in Attica, New York, Sept. 13, 1971. The riot, in which 43 were killed, lasted four days during which guards were held as hostages. (AP Photo)

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. EDS NOTE: NUDITY Prisoners with their hands on their heads and stripped of all clothes are lined up after guards regained control following the Attica prison riot in Attica, New York, Sept. 1971. The riot, in which 43 were killed, lasted four days during which guards were held as hostages. (AP Photo)

from TIME.com

The Only Photographer Allowed at the Attica Prison Riot Remembers Four Days of Chaos

The Only Photographer Allowed at the Attica Prison Riot Remembers Four Days of…

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. EDS NOTE: NUDITY Prisoners are lined up after being stripped after the Attica prison riot in Attica, New York, Sept. 1971. The riot, in which 43 were killed, lasted four days during which guards were held as hostages. (AP Photo)

The Attica Prison riot occurred at the Attica Correctional Facility in Attica, New York, United States in 1971. This riot is one of the most famous and important riots during the Prisoner Rights Movement. The riot was based upon prisoners' demands for political rights and better living conditions. On September 9, 1971, two weeks after the killing of George Jackson at San Quentin, about 1,000 of the Attica prison's approximately 2,200 inmates rebelled and seized control of the prison, taking…

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from america.aljazeera.com

New York calls for release of Attica prison riot documents

State's attorney general asks judge for sealed papers related to 1971 unrest that left dozens dead

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