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A Time to Die
The Attica Prison Revolt
The essential first hand account of the Attica Prison rebellion, back in print for the 40th anniversary of the uprising
IN 1971, the inmates of Attica revolted, took hostages, and forced the authorities into four days of desperate negotiation. The rebels demanded — and were granted — the presence of a group of observers to act as unofficial mediators. Tom Wicker, then the Associate Editor of the New York Times, was one of those summoned. This is his account.