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Albert Woodfox

New Chapter In Long Saga Of Black Panther Who Killed Guard

AP | KEVIN McGILL | Posted 01.25.2014 | Crime

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Lawyers for the state of Louisiana have asked a federal appeals court to reinstate the conviction of prison inmate Albert Woodfox...

Angola 3 Prisoner Freed After 41 Years Of Solitary

AP | CHEVEL JOHNSON | Posted 10.02.2013 | Crime

NEW ORLEANS -- NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A 71-year-old Louisiana prisoner who spent 41 years in solitary confinement and is now dying of cancer was release...

Sarah Shourd: What Everyone Ought to Know About Angola 3 and Solitary Confinement

Amnesty International | Posted 10.26.2013 | World
Amnesty International

Until recently, both Herman Wallace and Albert Woodfox had been held in solitary confinement for 4 decades in Louisiana - longer than almost any other...

Amnesty International Slams U.S. Solitary Confinement Sentences

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 08.08.2011 | World

Picture a box measuring roughly 6.5 by 9 feet. Imagine sitting in that box, 23 hours a day, for 40 years. For most, that describes a claustrophobic ...

Christmas Day in a Louisiana Dungeon

Ira Glasser | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ira Glasser

It's Christmas Day, and Albert Woodfox and Herman Wallace are about to begin their 37th year in the dungeon of Angola Prison. A crucifixion. Where is the public outrage that will resurrect them?

"Reform," Bobby Jindal Style

James Rucker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
James Rucker

We may be on the brink of inaugurating a black president, but the miscarriage of justice unfolding in Louisiana with the case of the Angola 3 tells a different story about race, power and accountability.