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University of Michigan Retirees Association (UMRA) pres.

The Attica Prison Uprising of 1971 and Why it Matters Today

Dr. Heather Ann Thompson, PhD.

The UM Retirees Association meeting will feature Dr. Thompson, who received the Pulitzer Prize in History as well as numerous other awards for her book, Blood in the Water: The Attica Prison Uprising of 1973 and its Legacy. She is nationally and internationally known for her writing on the history of policing, mass incarceration and the current criminal justice system. She has worked in both the policy and advisory arenas and has presented at many universities.

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