Tape 1, Copy B - Clip 1

Rochester Hearings – April 12, 1972. Recording of WRVR journalist Arthur Albert introducing the McKay Commission hearings in Rochester, New York. An overview of the New York State penal system is detailed. Chairman Robert McKay introduces the Commission members. Arthur Liman, General Counsel outlines the scope of the McKay Commission and its investigations. Arthur Liman calls David Addison, Deputy General Counsel as witness. Liman examines Addison on prison statistics and statistics specific to Attica. Liman examines William Jackson, a former Attica inmate who describes life in prison. Testimony cuts out after the morning session. WRVR radio journalist Arthur Albert summarizes the morning session and goes over the agenda for the afternoon session. Liman continues to examine Jackson. Follow-up questions are asked by Commission members McKay, Henix, Rothschild, Guerrero, Brodsky, Carter, and Marshall. While waiting for the next witness, Liman reads the menu for the Attica inmates. Addison examines Robert Matthews, current inmate at Attica. Matthews talks about the metal shop and educational programs.
Date Original
April 12 1972
New York State Archives. New York (State). Special Commission on Attica. Special Commission on Attica audiotapes and transcripts of commission hearings, 1972. B1341-12, Box 1, Tape 1, Copy B.;1/4 inch open reel audiotape
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