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The Attica Prison Riots took place in Attica, New York in 1971. Responding to the use of dangerous physical punishments and degrading prison conditions, prisoners at Attica Correctional Facility organized riots and took control of the prison. The riots drew national interest in prison conditions. Following the riots, the Supreme Court passed a law securing some legal recourse for abused prison inmates.
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Attica Prison Riots Term Timeline in Just Mercy

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...in Alabama, while also filing prison condition cases in several states. He references the 1970’s Attica Prison Riots , which created national awareness of Attica prison’s use of cruel and dangerous physical punishments.... (full context)