La. man who spent 41 years in solitary confinement before being released from prison dies

  • Article by: Associated Press
  • Updated: October 4, 2013 - 11:50 AM

NEW ORLEANS — A 71-year-old man who spent more than four decades in solitary confinement in Louisiana has died, less than a week after a judge freed him and granted him a new trial.

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braxozOct. 4, 13 9:40 PM

A shining example of Southern "justice".

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DufferHOct. 4, 13 9:49 PM

The "Angola 3" were members of a Blank Panther group at the prison.

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braxozOct. 5, 1312:25 AM

DufferH Oct. 4, 13 9:49 PM The "Angola 3" were members of a Blank Panther group at the prison._______ It isn't a crime to belong to the Black Panthers. Conditions at Angola would drive most people to join whatever group they thought might help. The place was a living poster for prisoner maltreatment. From Amnesty International: "Wallace and fellow prisoner Albert Woodfox were first placed in isolation in 1972; since then they have been confined for 23 hours a day to cells measuring 6 by 9 feet. Both men were convicted of the murder of a prison guard in 1973, yet no physical evidence links them to the crime – potentially exculpatory DNA evidence has been lost and the testimony of the main eyewitness has been discredited. Citing racial discrimination, misconduct by the prosecution, and inadequate defense, state and federal judges have overturned Woodfox’s conviction three times, while Wallace’s case is once again up for review before the federal courts."

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erikj3Oct. 5, 13 2:33 AM

A huge injustice.

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