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Former Attica CO speaks out

Michael Smith was a prison guard at Attica in 1971 and taken hostage during the four-day uprising


Eagle, N.Y. — The families of 32 inmates and 11 staff members who died in the 1971 Attica uprising hope they are one step closer to closure.

Recently, a judge approved the public release of two remaining volumes from the investigation of the prison riot and aftermath, but stopped just short of releasing the grand jury excerpts.

Some former prison guards, inmates, and those who lost loved ones in the Attica uprising are not happy with the recent decision.

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