Albert Woodfox, undated photo.
For nearly four decades, 64-year-old Albert Woodfox and 69-year-old Herman Wallace have been held in solitary confinement, mostly in the Louisiana State Penitentiary (known as Angola prison). They have been denied any meaningful review of the reasons for their isolation. Indeed, for the past 15 years the prison authorities have breached their own policies in order to keep the men isolation.
Albert Woodfox’s conviction for the murder has been overturned twice. Judges cited racial discrimination, misconduct by the prosecution, inadequate defence and the suppression of exculpatory evidence in their rulings. In 2008, a US District Judge ruled that Albert Woodfox should be granted a retrial or released. In 2010, the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals reversed the 2008 ruling. Albert Woodfox’s case is now under federal court review and a hearing is scheduled for 2011.
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|Tags:||W4R2015, Albert Woodfox, Angola 3, CCR, Closed Cell Restricted, Louisiana State Penitentiary, Angola Prison|
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AMR 51/041/2011 - USA: 100 years in solitary - The 'Angola 3' and their fight for justice [view...]
|Date Photo or Video Created:||01/01/2010 00:00|
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