One of the deadliest prison riots in American history occurred at the state penitentiary in Santa Fe on February 2, 1980.
The riot lasted nearly 36 hours and ultimately resulted in the deaths of 33 prisoners.
On the fortieth anniversary of this horrific event, Mark Donatelli spoke with the Albuquerque Journal about the legacy of the riot and the problems that continue to plague the state prison system.
The Albuquerque Journal's complete series “Revisiting the Nightmare” is available here.
A KOAT report on the fortieth anniversary of the riot is available here.