@googie98- According to prison documents, 28 of the inmates’ demands were met. It was under the order of Nelson Rockefeller for the state police to enter and take control of the situation. The four-day riot left 39 people dead. Ten of those were civilians and employees.
The version that I have read about is this: Inmates from Company 5 were lining up for breakfast. They were told that one of their “brother” inmates was held in his cell and was being tortured. Some of the Company 5 inmates insisted that they, too, be locked up and walked back to their cells. The rest of the inmates went on to breakfast. The protesting Company 5 inmates were able to free the “brother” that was locked up. The officers then realized what had happened and tried to contain the situation and was assaulted in the process. The riot broke out after that.