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AG ask for documents to be unsealed in Attica Prison rebellion
NEW YORK (NEWSCHANNEL 3) There are new developments on one of the nation's bloodiest inmate rebellions.
New York's Attorney General has asked a state judge to unseal documents concerning the 1971 riot at Attica State Prison.
Attorney General Eric Schneiderman says it's time to bring transparency to one of state government's "darkest chapters."
During the five-day riot, inmates took control of the maximum-security prison in rural western New York until state troopers and guards stormed the facility.
11 staff members and 32 inmates died. All but four were shot by authorities.