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Heather Ann Thompson

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in lawrence, KS, The United States
August 17




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HEATHER ANN THOMPSON is an award-winning historian at the University of Michigan. She has written on the history of mass incarceration, as well as its current impact, for The New York Times, Time, The Atlantic, Salon, Dissent, New Labor Forum, and The Huffington Post. She served on a National Academy of Sciences blue-ribbon panel that studied the causes and consequences of mass incarcerations in the United States and has given Congressional briefings on this subject. Thompson is also the author of Whose Detroit?: Politics, Labor, and Race in a Modern American City and editor of Speaking Out: Activism and Protest in the 1960s and 1970s.

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Blood in the Water by Heather Ann Thompson
"Just watched Against the Wall (holy CRAP) and found out this book is forthcoming! I neeeeeed it."
Blood in the Water by Heather Ann Thompson
"Just finished Heather Ann Thompson's Blood in the Water. It is absolutely essential to understanding the history of prisons in the US, and mass incarceration more generally. Professor Thompson spent a decade fighting for access to the long hidden..." Read more of this review »
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“Twenty-one-year-old Chris Reed was gunned down with four bullets, including one that “exploded and took out a big chunk “of his left thigh. He listened in terror as troopers debated in front of him whether to kill him or let him bleed to death. As they discussed this the troopers had fun jamming their rifle butts into his injuries and dumping lime onto his face and injured legs, until he fell unconscious.”
Heather Ann Thompson, Blood in the Water: The Attica Prison Uprising of 1971 and Its Legacy

“Ultimately, the human cost of the retaking was staggeringly high: 128 men were shot—some of them multiple times.75 Less than half an hour after the retaking had commenced, nine hostages were dead and at least one additional hostage was close to death. Twenty-nine prisoners had been fatally shot.76”
Heather Ann Thompson, Blood in the Water: The Attica Prison Uprising of 1971 and Its Legacy

“A number of prisoners killed had, according to several witnesses, actually still been alive after troopers had control of the facility. One”
Heather Ann Thompson, Blood in the Water: The Attica Prison Uprising of 1971 and Its Legacy

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Tara Rock It was truly a pleasure meeting you in Lansing and "Attica" was a vivid revelation noteworthy of a National Book Award nomination. We viewed your reading last evening and wanted you to know that we're rootin' for you. Best regards.

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