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The Atlanta Prison Riots

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Type: StillImage | Photographs
Creator: Unknown
Title: The Atlanta Prison Riots
Date: 1987
Description: Cuban Riot

View of Cuban prisoners on the roof of the U.S. Penitentiary in Atlanta, Georgia during a riot.

Local identification number: VIS 158.18.08

The Atlanta Prison Riots occurred at the U.S. Penitentiary in Atlanta in November 1987. The U.S. State Department had agreed to an accord that would permit the repatriate Cuban nationals, including those who had been convicted of a crime and were now in Federal prison. The uprising lasted 11 days, involved more than 100 hostages, and damaged a substantial portion of the facility.

Local identification number: ahc158018008a.jpg

Subjects: Prisoners--Georgia--Atlanta | Prisons--Georgia--Atlanta | United States Penitentiary (Atlanta, Ga.) | Atlanta (Ga.) | Fulton County (Ga.)
Contributors: Atlanta History Center
Online Publisher: Kenan Research Center, Atlanta History Center, 130 West Paces Ferry Road, Atlanta, GA 30305, 2009
Original Material: Southline Press, Inc. Photographs, Atlanta History Center
Rights and Usage: This material is protected by copyright law. (Title 17, U.S Code) Permission ofr use must be cleared through The Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center. Licensing agreement may be required.
Persistent Link to Item: http://collections.atlantahistorycenter.com/u?/southline,238

Related Institutions: Atlanta History Center
Collection Information: Southline Press, Inc. Photographs