PR Newswire: news distribution, targeting and monitoring
See more news releases in Advocacy Group Opinion  | Public Safety

NYSCOPBA, Inc. Remembers the Retaking of the Attica Prison

Share with Twitter Share with LinkedIn

ATTICA, N.Y., Sept. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NYSCOPBA remembers September 13, 1971, the day the retaking of the Attica Prison was forever burned into our nation's history books. On that day 42 years ago, at 9:43 a.m., authorities ordered the electricity in the prison be turned off. The bloody retaking of Attica began. When the riot was over, the human toll was 43 lives lost.  Families were left with only the memories of their loved ones.  Society was left with more questions than answers. How could this deadly outcome occur? NYSCOPBA Western Region Vice-President, Mike Dildine, reminds us, "The course of history was forever changed on September 13, 1971. We must never forget what occurred that day.  We must always remember the brave men that lost their lives that day, as well as the unfathomable loss their families have endured."  Today at 9:43 a.m. take a moment to recall the history that was forged on those fateful days at Attica.  Remember the lives lost. Pray that a lesson was learned. 

CONTACT: Michael Dildine, 1-518-275-6656,


Featured Video

Journalists and Bloggers

Visit PR Newswire for Journalists for releases, photos, ProfNet experts, and customized feeds just for Media.

View and download archived video content distributed by MultiVu on The Digital Center.

Share with Twitter Share with LinkedIn

Custom Packages

Browse our custom packages or build your own to meet your unique communications needs.

Start today.



PR Newswire Membership

Fill out a PR Newswire membership form or contact us at (888) 776-0942.


Learn about PR Newswire services

Request more information about PR Newswire products and services or call us at (888) 776-0942.


Online Member Center

Not a Member?
Click Here to Join
Search News Releases
Advanced Search
  1. PR Newswire Services
  2. Knowledge Center
  3. Browse News Releases
  4. Contact PR Newswire
  5. Send a News Release