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Unresolved

288 EpisodesProduced by Unresolved ProductionsWebsite

Every day, stories unfold that have no resolution. Unresolved is an investigative and immersive look at those stories, as host Micheal Whelan tries to determine why these stories - unsolved crimes and other unexplained phenomena - have no ending.

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New Mexico State Penitentiary Riot (Part Two: The Hate Factory)

In the early morning hours of February 2nd, 1980, a dozen inmates at New Mexico's State Penitentiary took four prison guards hostage. Within an hour, more than ten guards would be taken captive, and hundreds of inmates were freed from their cells.

The facility, which had been made aware of the dangers in the months preceding the riot, had done little to prepare for it. The rioting inmates made easy work of the lax security protocols meant to keep them at-bay, and - within hours - had free rein of the entire prison.

What would follow would be hours of bloodshed... the likes of which were nearly-unparalleled in American history. As prison officials and law enforcement struggled to gain control of the situation, they quickly learned that they had underestimated the unadulterated rage that had been festering for years...

 

Part two of three

 

Written, hosted, and produced by Micheal Whelan

Learn more about this podcast at unresolved.me

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Music Credits

Xenojam - "Chtonic"

ROZKOL - "Hell Slime"

How the Night Came - "IV - C6H807"

Blue Dot Sessions - "Thread of Clouds"

Parvus Decree - "Hive Mind"

ROZKOL - "The Institute Laboratories"

Kai Engel - "Silence"

Other music written and composed by Ailsa Traves and Monty Buckles

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