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Family members of prison guards killed during the Attoca Riot want an apology they were never given

As the 50th anniversary of the Attica Riot gets closer, families of the guards killed during the aftermath of the riot are demanding apologies from Governor Kathy Hochul.

Following the riot, Governor Rockefeller demanded that the prison be retaken by force, and in the process 29 inmates and 10 prison guards were killed.

Deanne Quinn Smith’s father, William “Billy” Quinn, was killed at the beginning of the uprising, and she wants to be able to move on from the incident.


State records that were sealed for years are partially released and it’s been proven that troopers stormed the prison with no plan or protection when the guards were held hostage in the open yard.

Miller recently wrote a book called “The Prison Guard’s Daughter” with the help of reporter Gary Craig.

Craig says that after hundreds of pages he’s read that show the killings were at the fault of the state, they still would not apologize.

Inmates and families that were victims to the troopers brutal killings were paid out with a settlement worth $12.5 million dollars.

After 50 years, they only want an apology.



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