Attica Correctional Facility is shown where inmate Valentino Dixon creates golf art in prison in Attica, N.Y., Thursday, May 16, 2013.   While serving a 39-year-to-life sentence for a murder he says he did not commit, Dixon draws, spending 10 to 12 hours a day illustrating a kind of serenity he has never known. (AP Photo/David Duprey)

Chris Hedges – How Power Works

Heather Ann Thompson’s book “Blood in the Water: The Attica Prison Uprising of 1971 and Its Legacy” is a detailed study of the inner workings of America. The blueprint for social control employed before and after the crushing of the Attica revolt is the same blueprint used today to keep tens of millions of poor people, especially poor people of …