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Attica: Fifty Years Later

Senior Editor

WNYC & the Gothamist

September 2021

WNYC and Gothamist examine the long shadow of incarceration in the United States on the 50th anniversary of the Attica Prison Rebellion, the bloodiest prison uprising in U.S. history. Senior Editor for Race & Justice Jami Floyd leads a team of reporters to reexamine the the Attica uprising in the context of George Floyd's murder and the protest movement that followed. What has changed in New York State's prison system to improve the quality of life for inmates, what remains unaddressed half a century later, and what has been the impact of the rebellion on prison policy nationwide?