NY1 Online: 40 Years After Attica, Former Guard And Inmate Discuss The Deadly Ending
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Inside City Hall’s Errol Louis discussed the country's deadliest prison uprising at Attica State Prison in 1971 with Michael Smith, who was a corrections officer at Attica and held hostage by inmates; Vincent Hutchinson, who was an inmate at Attica for 44 years starting in 1964; Edwin Ellis, the founder-director of the Center for NuLeadership on Urban Solutions, a criminal justice think tank, and host of "On the Count," a weekly radio program on prison affairs that airs on WBAI-FM ; and Brad Lichtenstein, the director of the landmark 2001 documentary "Ghosts of Attica."