PBS NewsHour

Unveiling the long-hidden story of the Attica prison riot

Clip: 12/21/2016 | 7m 32s

In September 1971, Attica Correctional Facility in upstate New York became the site of a bloody uprising that would shock the nation. Over several days, some 1,300 inmates seized parts of the prison, demanding better living conditions. Heather Ann Thompson documents the untold story in her new book, “Blood in the Water,” and joins Jeffrey Brown to discuss the truth about the riot's violent end.

Aired: 12/21/16

Rating: NR

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