Ghosts of Attica (2001)

Genres - History  |   Sub-Genres - Biography, Law & Crime, Social History  |   Run Time - 120 min.  |   Countries - United States   |  
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Synopsis

A documentary about the 1971 riot at the Attica (N.Y.) State Penitentiary and the legal battles that ensued. Former inmates, guards and hostages offer commentary on the tragedy, which claimed the lives of 29 inmates and 10 hostages. Host: Susan Sarandon.

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prison-riot, cover-up, inmate, prison, lawsuit, prison-guard, survivor, interview, suppression, torture