1: New York City Public Hearings, pages 269-329.
Sergeant Richard Miller, a corrections officer at Attica
discusses his duties, and how the lock system worked at
Attica, and why some of them might have failed. Warren
Hanson is a surgeon at Wyoming County Community Hospital
in Warsaw, New York. He testifies to the commission about
the circumstances under which he went to Attica Correctional
Facility on September 9th, 1971. Hanson arrived at the
prison when the uprising was ensuing. He describes how
he got access to injured men, and he describes the condition
of the prison and the inmates.
2: New York City Public Hearings, pages 330-402.
Warren Hanson continues his testimony about his experiences
inside the prison during the uprising. Liman examines Lieutenant
Richard Maroney, a corrections officer at Attica during
the uprising, describes how he handled a fight between
two inmates on September 8th, and the complications that
followed. Maroney describes how he was struck by one of
the fighting inmates.
New York City
Hearings ~ April 12, 1972 (Afternoon)
1: New York City Public Hearings, pages 403-450.
Mr. Maroney continues his testimony about his experiences
as a coerrections officer at Attica. He speaks of
the year of impending unrest up to September 9th,
1971. Mr. Liman clarifies the accusation of brutality
made by the prisoners, how abuse was interpreted
by the prison guards and by the inmates. Thomas Grey
Wicker, a writer for the New York Times, testifies
about his trip to Attica prison on September 10,
1971. He wrote an influential article about a prisoner
named George Jackson who was murdered in San Quentin
Prison in California. Wicker describes his negotiating
role he played between the inmates at Attica and
the New York State authorities.
2: New York City Public Hearings, pages 451-494.
Wicker continues his testimony about his conversation
with District Attorney James and the possible outcomes
of the uprising. He discusses how various lawyers
and politicians, such as Clarence Jones, Congressman
Herman Badillo, Arthur Eve, and William Kunslter
were involved in the negotiating aspects of the Attica
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