ATalking History Project
With the cooperation of Scott Christianson, we present here the entire record of the deliberations of the Public Hearings of the Attica Task Force charged with investigating the plight of the "Forgotten Victims" of Attica. In the transcripts below, note that sections are sometimes titled "The Department of Correctional Services, The Forgotten Survivors of Attica, Attica Task Force." In fact, they are more commonly known as the "Forgotten Victims of Attica, Attica Task Force." We have retained the "Forgotten Survivors" label to maintain consistency with the transcript documents.
Governor George Pataki charged this Task Force with investigating the concerns and issues of the Attica Prison employees who were taken hostage, and to give them a venue to publicly tell their stories and experiences. We have digitized the official transcriptions of hearing testimony into Adobe PDF file format. You may need to download a free Adobe Acrobat reader to read the text files. To obtain the reader, go to: Adobe