From: Letwin, Michael
Sent: Tuesday, September 09, 2008 12:23 PM
To: 1199 Members; ALAA MEMBERS
Subject: Today: Anniversary of Attica Prison Uprising
Today is the 37th anniversary of the Attica Uprising, in which inmates courageously rebelled against brutal prison conditions. The State of New York responded by unleashing a hail of bullets that killed forty prisoners and hostages.
One of the leading Attica Brothers was Akil Al-Jundi (1940-1997), who later became a Manhattan CDD staff member, Orison S. Marden Award recipient, and senior 1199 delegate.
Robert McG. Thomas Jr., Akil Al-Jundi, Inmate Turned Legal Advocate, Is Dead at 56, NY Times, Aug. 20, 1997
The Attica Prison Riot 1971, Eyes on the Prize
Attica Prison Riot
Sept. 9-13, 1971: New York State Troopers Kill 39 Men in Raid To End Attica Prison Uprising, DemocracyNow!, September 11, 2003
New York State Settles with Victims of Attica Prison Brutality, DemocracyNow!, January 7, 2000
Jennifer Gonnerman, Remembering Attica, Village Voice, September 4, 2001