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Albert Woodfox Released from Prison After More Than 43 Years in Solitary

HeadlineFeb 22, 2016

Albert Woodfox, who spent more than 43 years in solitary confinement—more than any one else in the United States—has been released from prison in Louisiana. Woodfox walked free on Friday after he entered a plea of no contest to charges of manslaughter and aggravated burglary of a prison guard more than four decades ago. Prior to Friday’s settlement, his conviction had been overturned three times. Woodfox and the late, fellow Angola 3 member Herman Wallace were accused in 1972 of stabbing prison guard Brent Miller. They always maintained their innocence, saying they were targeted because of their attempts to address horrific prison conditions by organizing a chapter of the Black Panther Party. Herman Wallace was freed in 2013, just days before he died from cancer. We’ll be joined by Albert Woodfox in his first broadcast interview after headlines.

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