Prison Life After Attica

This week, a decision was finally handed down in the case of reparations for the official brutality in the Attica prison uprising of 1971. Scott talks with Robert Johnson, chair of the department of Justice, Law and Society at American University about the state of prison life today, and the impact that the riot 29 years ago had on inmate conditions.

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