Interview with Michael Smith
QUESTION 1
TERRY ROCKEFELLER:

What was it like when you first came to work as a guard at Attica? What kind of preparation had you had and how did you fit into the place? What kinds of things were you observing in terms of, uh, relations within the institution?

MICHAEL SMITH:

When I first, ah, came to Attica I had approximately six months service with the State as a corrections officer. And, ah, my observations was, were that, ah, the inmates of Attica were dissatisfied with the system. Ah, specifically in the areas of, ah, hold it, I can't, my mind is, I'm not used to doing this