Part 1: New
York City Public Hearings, pages 2181-2250. John Cudmore,
a general surgeon in Buffalo, New York,
testifies to Mr. Liman and the commission. Cudmore is
also a member of the National Guard. Liman interrupts
Cudmore’s testimony to have Jose G.I. Paris testify.
Paris, an inmate at Attica, finishes his testimony from
where he left off on Thursday. Paris testifies about
the unique experiences of being Spanish-speaking and
Puerto Rican at Attica, and he points out the lack of
opportunities to learn English at Attica. The commission
questions Paris on ways that Attica could be made a more
hospitable. Paris pleads with the commission to pay more
attention to the concerns of Spanish-speaking inmates
Part 2: New York City Public Hearings, pages 2250-2349.
John Cudmore continues his testimony, and he is later
joined by fellow National Guardsmen. Mr. Liman has Louis
Futterman, Ronal Dill, and James O'Day sworn in; they
are all members of the National Guard. During the medical
treatment to Attica inmates, they related the atmosphere,
their orders from commanders, and how they handled the
various situations during the assault and afterwards.
Mr. Berger reports to the commission his findings from
interviews with Attica inmates, National Guardsmen, Attica
correctional officers, state police, and prison official
at Attica. This study incorporates work conducted by
the Goldman Panel. This panel requested that all inmates
at Attica be examined for post-assault injuries.
New York City
Hearings ~ April 27, 1972 (Afternoon)
1: New York City Public Hearings, pages
2349-2403. Vincent Mancusi, retired superintendent
at Attica, testifies to the Commission. Liman
questions Mancusi about the duties and powers
superintendents have at Attica. Mancusi describes
the demographic changes at Attica over time,
the types of educational programming and polices
at Attica, and he discusses how he handled the
2: New York City Public Hearings, pages 2403-2456.
Mancusi continues his testimony to
the commission about the uprising and the re-taking
of the prison from the inmates. Mancusi describes
his relationship with Commissioner Oswald and
about their handling of the uprising and assault.
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