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Rockefeller-Prison Massacre…

Today is the 39th anniversary of the events of September 9th, 1971, which led to the “bloodiest one-day encounter between Americans since the Civil War.”  What should have stood as a beacon of prisoner solidarity and reconciliation, became a state riot of murderous retribution and punishment.

Governor's reaction to Attica...

After the killing of Black Panther George Jackson at San Quentin, California, the usual troubles at vastly overcrowded AtticaState Prison in New York took on new significance.  Many prisoners, having become progressively politicized during this period, rebelled against the conditions, seizing control of the prison and 33 staff.

All 383 “correctional” officers at Attica were white.  Many were open racists and carried and used their batons, which they called “nigger sticks.” more…