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Herman Wallace

What I Learned From Herman Wallace: Black Panther, Political Prisoner, and Friend

Rev. Mae Elise Cannon | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
Rev. Mae Elise Cannon

Last month, at the age of 71, after 41 years in solitary confinement, and less than three days of freedom, Herman Wallace died of cancer in Louisiana. He once asked me: "Why would you be my friend? Are you forgetting that I don't believe in God?"

'Angola 3' Member Dies At 71

AP | CHEVEL JOHNSON and MICHAEL KUNZELMAN | Posted 10.06.2013 | Black Voices

NEW ORLEANS -- NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A 71-year-old man who spent more than four decades in solitary confinement in Louisiana died Friday, less than a w...

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?