Attica Correctional Facility

New York State Correctional Officers & Police Benevolent Association

A series of fights between prison inmates forced state officials to lockdown the Attica Correctional Facility. In some cases, violent incidents involved illegal weapons.


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State authorities are investigating the deaths of two inmates Thursday at the Attica Correctional Facility.

Drug testing results that led to severe punishment for 57 prisoners at Attica Correctional Facility have been proven inaccurate.

The tests detected the use of Suboxone, a drug used to treat opiate addiction. Pressure applied by friends and family members forced prison officials to review the tests, and the testing materials were found to be faulty. Peter Cutler, the Director of Public Information for the New York State Department of Corrections, claims many of tested prisoners will be given a reprieve.