Citation and Summary
Benjamin, Gerald and Rappaport, Stephen P.
ATTICA AND PRISON REFORM.
Proceedings of the Academy of Political Science 1974 31(3):
200-213. This article explores the impact that the Attica
prison uprising of 1971 had on prison reform in New York
|Coons, William R.
A RECENT INMATE RECALLS: BOOKS AND PEOPLE BEHIND BARS
AT ATTICA. Wilson Library Bulletin 1972 46(7): 614-619.
A former inmate of Attica explores the rehabilitative
role of prison libraries.
|Dennis, Everette E.
Review of Tom Wicker's A Time to Die. Journalism Quarterly
52 (Wint 75) 781.
|Deutsch, Michael E.; Cunningham, Dennis; and
Fink, Elizabeth M.
TWENTY YEARS LATER - ATTICA CIVIL RIGHTS CASE FINALLY
CLEARED FOR TRIAL. Social Justice 1991 18(3): 13-25.
Deutsch, Cunningham, and Fink offer an account of the
Attica State Prison uprising of September 9-13, 1971, including
the actions of authorities in quelling the revolt, the
reprisals against inmates afterwards, and the course of
the class-action civil rights lawsuit brought on behalf
of 1200 Attica prisoners (and cleared for trial in 1991).
|Dippel, Stewart A.
THE ATTICA MUSE: LESSONS FROM PRISON. History Teacher
1992 26(1): 61-70.
In the years following the Attica uprising, many prison
reform measures were implemented. In 1975, the Consortium
of the Niagara Frontier, an association of several western
New York colleges, began a college program offering Bachelor
of Arts degrees at three New York correctional facilities.
This article discusses the extent of success of the prison
|Klumpp, James Frederick.
"The Rhetorical Reaction to Attica: Social Rhetoric
and the Symbolic Event." DAI 1974 34(11): 7367-A.
U. of Minnesota 1973 Dissertation. 248 pp.
|Libman-Rubenstein, Richard E.
Review of Tom Wicker's A Time to Die. Political Science
Quarterly 91 (Spr. 1976) 168-169.
“Attica: A Monstrous Credibility Gap." University of New Hampshire Ph.D. Dissertation, 2006.
|Mitchell, Louis D.
ATTICA: A MICROCOSM OF THE GHETTO. Crisis 1972 79(7):
Suggests that the social problems and racism that characterize
American society permeate prisons and yield violence, as
witnessed by events in 1971 at Attica State Prison in New
POPULAR CULTURAL IMAGES OF CRIMINALS AND PRISONERS SINCE
ATTICA. Social Justice 1991 18(3): 48-70.
Examines the historical image of the criminal as violent,
frightening "other," and how such an image shaped
public perception of the Attica State Prison uprising in
New York in 1971 and influenced perceptions of crime, personal
safety, and prison reform in the two decades following
TOM WICKER'S ATTICA. Commentary 1975 59(5): 49-56.
Reviews Tom Wicker's A Time to Die (New York: Quadrangle
1975) in the context of Wicker's perspective as a Southerner
at the Attica prison riots.
|Rubinstein, Annette T.
ATTICA NOW. Monthly Review 1976 27(8): 12-20.
An account of grand jury proceedings and criminal cases
growing out of the prison insurrection at Attica State
Prison in 1971. Rubinstein points out weaknesses in the
McKay Commission's investigation and strongly criticizes
state practices employed to prosecute inmates. The author
calls for concerned individuals to support the resolution
for total amnesty currently before the New York legislature.
|Smith, Frank and Al-Jundi, Akil; Weiss, Robert
GUEST EDITOR'S INTERVIEW. Social Justice 1991 18(3): 84-91.
Frank (Big Black) Smith and Akil Al-Jundi, former inmates
at Attica State Prison in New York and leaders of the September
1971 uprising, discuss the revolt, its impact, and the
state of American prisons and prisoners--including those
PRISONS, POLITICS, AND THE ATTICA REPORT. Commentary 1973
Discusses the findings of the Attica Special Citizens'
Commission and its recommendations for prison reform.
|Weiss, Robert P.
"THE ORDER OF ATTICA." Social Justice 1991 18(3):
Weiss suggests that "social reification" - a
process by which human beings "objectify each other
and transform human properties, actions, and relations
into seemingly independent forces" - created an "order
of things" at New York's Attica State Prison that
led to the violent end of the Attica uprising.
A Time to Die. New York: Quadrangle/New York Times, 1975.
|Williams, Lillian S., ed.
ATTICA PRISONERS SEEK AID FROM NAACP (1932). Afro-Americans
in New York Life and History 1977 1(2): 211-212.
Reprints a letter by black inmates of New York's Attica
State Prison in 1932 asking the NAACP to investigate prison
conditions of blacks.
EPISODES FROM THE ATTICA MASSACRE. Black Scholar 1972
Series of short essays relating the takeover of Attica
Prison, Attica, New York, by black inmates, 1971.