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Frank Smith
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Birth: 1934
Death: Jul. 31, 2004
Lenoir County
North Carolina, USA

One of the inmates who helped to protect the lives of guards and civilian employees at Attica Prison in NY during the infamous riot that lasted from SEPTEMBER 9, 1971 to SEPTEMBER 13, 1971, when 500 police officers retook the prison by force killing 32 inmates and 11 of their hostages. He was released from Attica in 1973 and became a tireless advocate for prison reform and helped lead the crusade for compensation for all the victims of this offical misconduct. On January 8, 2000 a 12 million dollar settlement was reached. He is credited by colleagues and foe's alike with being the one central person who made this possible.  
Cedar Grove Cemetery
Beaufort County
North Carolina, USA
Created by: db
Record added: Aug 04, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 9266403
Frank Smith
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Frank Smith
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- Anonymous
 Added: Nov. 2, 2005
34 years today since you saved the lives of guards and fellow prisoner's alike. Too few know the story of your courage during those violent days at Attica. Rest in Peace Big Black, you are not forgotten.
- db
 Added: Sep. 13, 2005
Hard to believe you've been gone a year already. Rest in Peace Frank.
- db
 Added: Aug. 1, 2005
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