Attica Prison Uprising

The photo scenes presented here from the fateful four days starting Sept. 9, 1971, are meant to paint an accurate picture of what exactly happened a half-century ago during a prison rebellion at Attica Correctional Facility in upstate New York.

A culture of mistrust of the federal government lingers and then some a half-century after officials lied about the circumstances leading to and following the Attica Uprising, one of the worst prison riots in American history.