1: New York City Public Hearings, pages 962-1028.
Arthur Eve, a Buffalo Assemblyman, testifies to Mr. Liman
about his visits to Attic prior to the uprising and his
involvement in negotiations during the uprising. Eve
tells how he got permission from Commissioner Oswald
to have inmates accompany him to parts of the Attic not
controlled by inmates in order to asses the physical
condition of injured inmates. Eve discusses the confusion
surrounding the request for criminal amnesty on behalf
of the inmates.
2: New York City Public Hearings, pages 1029-1108.
Assemblyman Arthur Eve continues his testimony. He discusses
how much confusion existed between the inmates and New
York State authorities. Eve explains how the confusion
caused mistrust among inmates.
New York City
Hearings ~ April 21, 1972 (Afternoon)
1: New York City Public Hearings, pages
1109-1176. Lynn Van Johnson II testifies with
council from Marc K. Beneson about his experiences
as a corrections officer at Attica. He worked
there for one year and five months until September
13th, 1971. Johnson recalls the events starting
September 9th just before the uprising began.
2: New York City Public Hearings, pages
1176-1277. Mr. Liman examines attorney William
Kunstler. Kunstler relates the nature of the
inmates' demands, which ones were most important,
and how the demands were communicated to state
officials. Liman questions Kunstler about the
political system the inmates had created within
the prison during the uprising. Kunstler related
how his person social biases affected his ability
to communicate to the inmates.
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