Attica: The Bars That Bind Us
Attica: The Bars That Bind Us takes a unique look at the human costs of working and living in a large men’s maximum security prison. Director Teresa Miller, a law professor at The State University of New York at Buffalo, has spent the past 17 years studying, writing, teaching about and working within New York state prisons. With the help of local filmmakers and students, she has collected unprecedented interviews and rare footage that tell the compelling stories of incarcerated people and their family members, correctional officers, the warden, and the contemporary conditions at Attica prison in rural upstate New York.
On Thursday, dozens of activists held a protest outside the Manhattan office of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, calling for the closure of Attica prison. Scott Paltrowitz of the Correctional Association of New York said conditions at Attica haven’t improved in more than four decades. Scott Paltrowitz: “The brutality, the racism, the torture, the abuse [...]Read More