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1971

The Prisoners’ Rights Project Launches

The Prisoners’ Rights Project was established on September 4th, 1971. Two days later, the Project’s attorneys were fully engaged in the defense of the Attica prison population in the aftermath of the tragic riots of September 5-9th in which 43 people were killed.

Attica inmates negotiate with state prisons Commissioner Russell Oswald.
Attica inmates negotiate with state prisons Commissioner Russell Oswald. Sept. 10, 1971,