Case: Angola

Examiner Gazette, February 24, 2016 – Albert Woodfox, Last of ‘Angola 3’ Prisoners, to Be Released

February 24th, 2016

Dora Pope | 24 February, 2016, 11:25 The deal with prosecutors came together on Thursday night, Woodfox’s attorney said. The 5th U.S. Circuit Court, however, overturned Brady’s ruling and set the stage for Friday’s third trial. Wallace died in 2013 just days after he was released. He was released from prison in 2001 after 29 […]

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ABA Journal, February 22, 2016 – Last ‘Angola Three’ inmate is released; his time in solitary may be the longest in US history

February 22nd, 2016

As appeared on ABA Journal BY DEBRA CASSENS WEISS The last member of the “Angola Three” was released on Friday after pleading no contest to manslaughter in the 1972 death of a prison guard. Albert Woodfox, who turned 69 on Friday, had spent more than 40 years in solitary confinement, which may be the longest […]

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Leader Call, February 21, 2016 – Albert Woodfox Black Panther finally freed after 43 years in solitary

February 21st, 2016

As appeared on Leader Call A United States prisoner who spent four decades in solitary confinement has been released from jail. Brent Miller, a guard at the Louisiana State Penitentiary in Angola, was killed in 1972. He was released on Friday – his 69th birthday – after pleading “no contest” to manslaughter. He and two […]

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Investment Underground, February 21, 2016 – American man released from prison after 43 years in solitary confinement

February 21st, 2016

As appeared on Investment Underground Gustavo Carr | 21 February, 2016, 19:10 Albert Woodfox, 69, was released on time served after pleading no contest to manslaughter in the 1972 death of a prison guard. Albert Woodfox was the last of a group known as “Angola Three” for their decades-long stays in isolation. Albert Woodfox raised […]

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Associated Press, February 20, 2016 – Last of ‘Angola Three’ Inmates Released, Thanks Supporters

February 20th, 2016

As seen on the Associated Press The last inmate of a group known as the “Angola Three” pleaded no contest Friday to manslaughter in the 1972 death of a prison guard and was released after more than four decades in prison, raising a clenched fist as he walked free. Albert Woodfox and two other men […]

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NPR, February 19, 2016 – Last Of ‘Angola 3’ Released After More Than 40 Years In Solitary Confinement

February 19th, 2016

As Appeared on NPR MERRIT KENNEDY Albert Woodfox, who has been held in solitary confinement for more than 40 years, walked out of a Louisiana prison early this afternoon. This comes after he plead no contest on Friday to manslaughter charges in the death of prison guard Brent Miller in 1972. Woodfox was the last […]

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USA Today, February 19, 2016 – Last ‘Angola 3’ inmate released after 4 decades in solitary in La.

February 19th, 2016

As appeared on USA Today Doug Stanglin, USATODAY Albert Woodfox, the last of the “Angola 3” inmates who spent four decades in solitary confinement in a Louisiana state prison, was released Friday after pleading no contest to manslaughter in the 1972 killing of a prison guard. Woodfox was sentenced to 42 years at the hearing inSt. Francisville, La., and — with credit for time served — walked out of […]

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Aljazeera America, February 19, 2016 – Last of Louisiana’s Angola 3 inmates released

February 19th, 2016

As appeared on Aljazeera America Albert Woodfox spent more time in solitary confinement than any other prisoner in US history, his attorneys said February 19, 2016 5:02PM ET The last of three black inmates who spent decades in solitary confinement in Louisiana‘s notorious Angola prison was released on Friday after pleading no contest to manslaughter in […]

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The Latest: Last prisoner of ‘Angola Three’ released

February 19th, 2016

ST. FRANCISVILLE, La. –  The Latest on an inmate who was part of a group known as the “Angola Three” because they spent decades in isolation in prison (all times local): 1:55 p.m. The last of the “Angola Three” inmates still behind bars has been released after more than four decades in prison. Albert Woodfox […]

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WGNO ABC, February 19, 2016 – Albert Woodfox, the last of ‘Angola 3’ inmates released from prison

February 19th, 2016

As appeared on WGNO NEW ORLEANS (WGNO) –  Albert Woodfox was released from a Louisiana prison Friday afternoon after spending 43 years in solitary confinement.  Woodfox was kept in solitary confinement at Louisiana State Penitentiary following the 1972 murder of a prison guard. He always declared his innocence. On Friday, Woodfox entered a no contest […]

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