Interview with Arthur Eve
QUESTION 3
INTERVIEWER:

How did you feel about the takeover at Attica?

ARTHUR EVE:

I was in my car and I heard on one of the African American radio stations.

INTERVIEWER:

Start again. Say I heard about the Attica takeover--

ARTHUR EVE:

I heard about the Attica inmate rebellion in my car from one of the local stations. I drove out to the radio station and, ah, they gave me the tape of the report that had come off the wire services. I went by my office and told my staff that I was going out to Attica. Ah, not until I got there did I find out after meeting with the commissioner that the inmates had sent for me. We were I think one of five or six people that they had asked the, ah, state to reach out to and, ah, once I got there then I, you know, insisted that I be allowed to go in. And, ah, after some, ah, exchange and I imagine checking with Albany, ah, they finally consented to let me go into the yard.

INTERVIEWER:

Stop, that's very good. Cut.