02/28/2015 02:38 pm ET Updated Feb 28, 2015

Attica's Ghosts: A Look At The Difficulty Of Reforming A Dysfunctional Prison

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On the evening of Aug. 9, 2011, one month before the 40th anniversary of the bloody Attica prison riot, a guard in that remote facility in western New York was distributing mail to inmates in C Block, one of the vast tiers of cells nestled behind its towering 30-foot walls.

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