October 1, 1988 |
The estate of former Gov. Nelson A. Rockefeller is not financially responsible for deaths that occurred during the uprising at the Attica Correctional Facility in 1971, a federal judge ruled Friday. The decision was a blow to the families of Attica inmates, who filed a $2-billion lawsuit against state officials. The suit has prevented Rockefeller's heirs from inheriting an estate worth more than $66 million. Although he gave state police the go-ahead to forcefully retake the prison on Sept.
January 5, 2000 |
New York state agreed Tuesday to pay $8 million to inmates caught up in the 1971 Attica riot, settling a 25-year-old lawsuit over the nation's deadliest prison uprising. The money will go to 1,280 inmates--or their survivors--who claimed they were tortured, beaten and denied medical treatment in the aftermath of the revolt and authorities' bloody efforts to put it down. The original class-action suit, filed in 1974, sought $100 million.
August 18, 2012 |
The man who shot John Lennon 32 years ago on a New York City sidewalk could have his seventh parole hearing as early as Tuesday. Mark David Chapman, 57, is scheduled to be interviewed by the New York Department of Corrections parole board next week, officials told the Associated Press. The board could reach a decision Thursday or Friday. Chapman shot the Beatles musician on Dec. 8, 1980, as Lennon and his wife, Yoko Ono, returned to their Manhattan apartment building after an evening recording session.
October 26, 1989 |
A New York court awarded almost $1.3 million Wednesday to inmates and the survivors of inmates who were shot during the bloody state police assault that ended the 1971 uprising at Attica state prison. The awards ordered by the state Court of Claims range from $35,000 to $475,000 and include the first damages given to survivors of inmates involved in the Attica uprising.
December 3, 2000 |
Nearly 30 years after the deadly Attica prison riots, $8 million in settlement checks are on their way to hundreds of inmates injured in the uprising. Federal officials said that checks ranging from $6,500 to $125,000, depending on the severity of the injuries, had been mailed to 502 inmates or their surviving relatives. Thirty-two inmates and 11 prison employees died in the 1971 uprising, all but four shot to death when state police retook the prison near Buffalo.
September 6, 1991 |
The estate of a former Attica prison inmate has won $164,609 for an injury he received when police shot him during the prison uprising 20 years ago this month. Peter Tarallo, who died in 1984, was the last of 14 inmates to have his case heard by the state Court of Claims. The court ruled in 11 cases, including Tarallo's, that the state used excessive force in retaking the prison. Tarallo, who was 45 and serving time for robbery when inmates took over the prison on Sept.