Interview with Russell Oswald

If you could just ask the person in charge of this prison and the other prisons in the state, characterize, what's going on here? Who's leading this rebellion and is it, what is it? What's going on?


The people leading this rebellion as others around the country, were definitely a revolutionary group. Ah which was not unlike what was going on on the outside in terms of rebellion. The Vietnam War and so on. Ah this group at Attica ah were all enrolled in a civics class and they...they met daily for class. But that class I later learned out was controlled by a revolutionary group and they were constantly talking revolution. Day after day after day. And undoubtedly they...they finally fought--found, or thought, that they would be able to take over this institution.