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Heather Ann Thompson
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Given the information given about the conditions at Attica prior to the uprising, was the incident as imminent as Thompson suggests?

According to accounts from correction officers, many began to prepare their families financially for the worst-case-scenario. Given their proximity to the situation, their fear of the imminence of disaster speaks volumes to the actual imminence of disaster.

Given advancement in modern communications technology, how would this situation have differed today, if at all?

While the use of cell phones and the internet could have greatly increased the speed with which all parties communicated, Thompson argues at the beginning of the text that prisons since the 1970s have increasingly limited the public's access to prisons in general. So, if Attica happened today, it is safe to assume no news cameras would be allowed inside to let the inmates reach the public. While technology has advanced, penal code...

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