ATTICA PRISON REBELLION
Four Years Before The Riot, President Lydon B. Johnson Assembled The Kerner Commission To Examine The Underlying Causes Of The More Than 160 Violent Protests That Occurred In America In 1967. According To The Commission's Report, "Shortcomings Throughout The American (Justice) System" Were One Factor. These Included: "assembly-line justice in teeming lower courts ...wide disparities in sentences...antiquated corrections facilities...inequities imposed by the system on the poor --- who, for example, the option of bail only means jail."
The Aftermath Of The Attica Riot Called For Prison Reform, Especially In The Treatment Of Minority Inmates, Who Were Becoming A Majority In Several State Penal Institutions Across America.
"In Order For Black History To Live, We Must Continue To Breathe Life Into It." -- Hubert Gaddy, Jr.