Attica Correctional Facility
The Attica Correctional Facility
is one of the most well known prisons in the United States
, second to possibly Alcatraz
. It held many of the worst criminals of the time when it was created in the 1920s
. It is the only prison in the country to control its inmates by using a tear gas
system. This system runs throughout the entire facility and is used often to cease conflicts in the cafeteria. The prison now holds many people who are serving 25-to-life terms for murder.
Attica was the site of a prison riot in 1972 which resulted in 31 inmate deaths as well as the deaths of 11 prison guards.