In this chapter of The Hidden 1970s: Histories of Radicalism by Dan Berger, Victoria Law, James Tracy, et al, former Critical Resistance member Liz Samuels examines the historic Attica Rebellion of 1971 and how it laid the foundation for prison industrial complex abolition as a politic and movement.

“Improvising on reality is the key principle underlying the building of a united
left and raising the consciousness of the people. It will give us our tactics.”

—George Jackson, Blood in My Eye, 1972