Blood in the Water: The Attica Prison Uprising of 1971 and Its Legacy by Heather Ann Thompson

This book provides a comprehensive account of the 1971 Attica Prison Uprising and its aftermath. It reveals the horrific conditions that led to the prisoners' revolt, the violent retaking of the prison, and the prolonged legal battles that followed. The book also explores the cover-ups and corruption that pervaded the event and its handling, and how it influenced the national conversation about mass incarceration. It's a critical study of civil rights, law enforcement, and the U.S. justice system.

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Since this book was first published in 2016, there is a penalty of 67.2%. The age adjusted score is 0.33.

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