Robert P. Patterson, Jr.


Age: 91

Summary: retired U.S. federal judge who championed legal rights for the accused and convicted and fought to hold guards and state troopers accountable for the casualties among inmates after the Attica Correctional Facility prison rebellion in 1971 in upstate New York that resulted in the deaths of 32 inmates and 11 correction officers and civilian employees during the uprising, in which all but one guard and three inmates were killed in what one prosecutor branded a wanton "turkey shoot" by state troopers.

Cause of Death: Multiple myeloma

Born: July 11, 1923

Died: April 21, 2015

New York City, New York