On This Day in Buffalo History
11:18 am
Thu September 9, 2010

On This Day in WNY History

Attica, NY – On September 9th, 1971, the Attica Correctional Facility uprising began, as over 1,200 inmates took control of all five cell blocks, taking 35 hostages; the riot would end in a violent police assault four days later, September 13th.