Ny A G Release Attica Sealed Documents

10.28.13 | Bob Price

New York's attorney general has asked a state judge to release sealed documents about the 1971 riot and retaking of Attica state prison. Eric Schneiderman calls it an effort to reveal the full history of the nation's bloodiest prison rebellion and answer the questions of families whose loved ones died there. Schneiderman wants a court in Wyoming County to open hundreds of detailed pages about investigations into the five September days when inmates took control of the maximum-security prison in rural western New York until state troopers and guards stormed the facility and fatally shot 29 inmates and 10 hostages. The A-G says it's time to bring transparency to what he referred to as one of the state government's darkest chapters. The sealed documents are part of a 1975 report by a special commission that examined New York's efforts to investigate the riot and its aftermath.