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Uprising: Understanding Attica, Revolution, and the Incarceration State


Clarence B. Jones

Stuart Connelly

This eBook has two parts. The first is a history of the Attica prison riot of 1971 and its immediate aftermath, told from the viewpoint of one of the men who was brought in to try to negotiate a peaceful ending to the standoff. It is a personal history, but will give the reader an overview of the broader events. The second is an essay discussing what we can learn from that history, and an argument that we should apply what we learn to reform our current prison system. Since this second part is an opinion piece, some readers might not agree with all of its arguments, but most readers will probably find them well-thought out and perhaps also thought-provoking.

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The well-told history of an event that was glossed over in my history textbooks
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