Phylis Skloot Bamberger



Age: 79


Summary: lawyer who successfully sued to protect inmates from what a federal judge described as "barbarous abuse" by guards in the wake of the 1971 Attica prison uprising (she later became a judge herself), who along with William E. Hellerstein of the Legal Aid Society were the lead lawyers representing the inmates as the prisoners were appealing lower court decisions denying an injunction against the ongoing "physical abuse, torture, beatings, and other forms of brutality" that they had endured at Attica about 37 miles of Buffalo, New York in which the prison riot left 10 correction officers and civilian employees and 33 inmates dead after exasperated officials ordered the State Police to end the siege.



Cause of Death: Lewy body dementia


Born: May 2, 1939


Died: October 28, 2018


Location: New York City, New York