Uprisings – Causes and Consequences of NY State Prison riots, escapes and more.
David Miller, former Superintendent of Eastern Correctional Facility, will discuss riots, escapes and disturbances from various NYS prisons. Included in his presentation will be the infamous Attica riot, the recent escape from Clinton CF, escapes from Hudson Valley prisons at both Shawangunk and Eastern Correctional Facilities, and the hostage situation at Sing-Sing. Mr. Miller will examine the historical context of each event as well as the causes, specific incidents which sparked the event and the changes that resulted in the aftermath. Supt. Miller had a 40-year career in Criminal Justice including his last 11 years as the Warden of Eastern Correctional Facility. He was a trained hostage negotiator with direct involvement as team leader during the Sing-Sing hostage stand-off. He recently wrote the book Punishment Enough about his experiences in corrections which includes a chapter on “when things go wrong”. His presentation will take place on Wednesday, May 17th at 7:00 pm. Time for questions and answers will be provided, as well as an opportunity to purchase a copy of his book.