Alvin J. Bronstein


Age: 87

civil rights lawyer who used class-action lawsuits to protect America's expanding prison population from abusive conditions after the bloody 1971 riots over conditions at the Attica Correctional Facility in western New York inspired him to challenge brutality and overcrowding in the correctional system.

Cause of Death: Alzheimer's disease

Born: June 8, 1928

Died: October 24, 2015

Centreville, Maryland