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    • Blood in the Water

    • The Attica Prison Uprising of 1971 and Its Legacy
    • By: Heather Ann Thompson
    • Narrated by: Erin Bennett
    • Length: 22 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
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    On September 9, 1971, nearly 1,300 prisoners took over the Attica Correctional Facility in upstate New York to protest years of mistreatment. Holding guards and civilian employees hostage, the prisoners negotiated with officials for improved conditions during the four long days and nights that followed. On September 13, the state abruptly sent hundreds of heavily armed troopers and correction officers to retake the prison by force. Their gunfire killed 39 men - hostages as well as prisoners.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Tragic Events, Well-Told

    • By David on 10-27-17

    Regular price: $34.94

    • How a South Carolina Prison Riot Really Went Down

    • By: Heather Ann Thompson
    • Narrated by: Keith Sellon-Wright
    • Length: 6 mins
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    At a news conference on April 16, Bryan Stirling, director of the South Carolina Department of Corrections, tried to explain why seven men had been stabbed to death and many more had been severely injured by their fellow prisoners at the Lee Correctional Institution. A fight had broken out the night before between rival gangs over “territory, contraband and cellphones,” Stirling said, and the priority now was to jam all illegal cellphones in the state’s prison system.

    "How a South Carolina Prison Riot Really Went Down" is from the April 28, 2018 Opinion section of The New York Times. It was written by Heather Ann Thompson and narrated by Keith Sellon-Wright.

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