In 1993 prisoners took control of the maximum-security prison in Lucasville, Ohio. their 11-day ordeal started with a dispute between the warden and Muslim prisoners and ended with a negotiated settlement, but only after nine prisoners and one hostage had been killed. in the months that followed, leaders of the uprising were singled out by the state, tried, and sentenced to death despite compelling evidence of their innocence. Lucasville tells the inside story of the uprising, the subsequent trial and sentencing. Eminent historian and lawyer (and Friend) Staughton Lynd brings the full power of evidence to bear as he retells the Lucasville story.