End 41 years of cruel and inhuman solitary confinement for Albert Woodfox of the “Angola 3
My name is Robert H. King. I was released on February 8, 2001 after spending 31 years in prison – 29 of them in solitary confinement at the infamous Louisiana State Prison also known as ‘Angola‘.
Confined there with me were Albert Woodfox and Herman Wallace, the other two friends who make up ‘the Angola 3’. Herman and Albert have now spent 41 years in prison. And though they are no longer housed at Angola, both remain in solitary confinement at another prison – a punishment Amnesty has described as ‘cruel, inhuman and degrading’.
Call on the State of Louisiana to end Albert Woodfox’s ordeal
Prior to and since my release from prison, I have continued to campaign to free Herman and Albert. Last week, that campaign took a huge step forward with the ruling by a federal district court that there was racial discrimination in the selection of…
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