Scenes from the aftermath of the Attica Prison Riot, 1971
#1372. Against the Wall, January, 2018. An idealistic young recruit, Michael Smith, begins working in Attica Penitentiary and quickly learns how awfully the inmates are being treated. Soon a prison riot breaks out, and Smith and the other guards are taken hostage. The prisoners, led by Jamaal X, take control of the jail and demand better living conditions. Despite the tense environment, Smith finds sympathy for Jamaal, who is a political prisoner.
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