WATCH: Exclusive Interview with Albert Woodfox of Angola 3, Freed After 43 Years in Solitary Confinement
BREAKING: Albert Woodfox is out of prison after 40+ years of solitary confinement @WBRZ https://t.co/JiB9FaoqLD— Michael Vinsanau (@Michael Vinsanau)1455911695.0
Albert Woodfox was serving a five-year sentence for armed robbery at the Louisiana State Penitentiary in Angola when he and fellow prisoner Herman Wallace were accused in 1972 of stabbing prison guard Brent Miller. The two men always maintained their innocence, saying they were targeted because they had organized a chapter of the Black Panther Party to address horrific conditions at the Angola prison, a former cotton plantation. Woodfox, Wallace and and a third man, Robert King, became collectively known as the Angola 3. For decades, Amnesty International and other groups campaigned to free the three men. Woodfox was the last remaining member of the group to be locked up. Today we speak to Woodfox and King, who was freed in 2001 when his conviction for killing a fellow inmate was overturned. Herman Wallace was freed in 2013, just days before he died from cancer.
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