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The Attica Prison Riot

Duration:
11 minutes
First broadcast:
Monday 09 September 2013

In September 1971 prisoners in a high security jail in the US rose up against their guards taking 42 people hostage. After 4 days of negotiations, armed police retook the jail. By the time the siege ended 39 people were dead.

Photo: Discussions inside the prison on 10th September 1971. Associated Press.

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