Attica State Prison

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Attica Correctional Facility, a 2,000-bed maximum security prison in western New York, continues to operate as a symbolic and real epicenter of state violence and abuse of incarcerated persons in the Department of Corrections and Community Supervision (DOCCS) state prison system 43 years after the 1971 prison uprising and violent suppression by state authorities.  The CA spent this past year investigating the level of violence and staff abuse at Attica and has just issued its 2014 Updated Correctional Association Report on Attica describing its observations and recommendations about the level and causes of violence and abuse, supplementing its 2011 report. Unfortunately, the current situation mirrors much of the abuse we documented then, including excessive violence, harassment, threats, retaliation, pervasive racism, warehousing of incarcerated persons, excessive use of solitary confinement, and high rates of suicide.

Download pdf of the supplmentary Attica report

Download pdf of Attica Fact Sheet