Terminally ill Angola 3 member shouldn’t be released from prison, magistrate judge says

Insane…inhumane…shame on us. Again.

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By  Lauren McGaughy, NOLA.com | The Times Picayune September 18, 2013 at 7:22 PM http://www.nola.com/politics/index.ssf/2013/09/angola_three_wallace_release_d.html

A federal magistrate judge in Louisiana recommended Friday that Herman Wallace, a terminally ill inmate and member of “The Angola Three,” should not have his case revisited.

Wallace had previously filed a writ of habeas corpus petition, which said he did not receive a fair trial in the 1972 murder of Angola prison guard Brent Miller and was therefore being held illegally by the state. Since his conviction for the murder, he’s spent 41 years behind bars, all of them in solitary confinement.

But U.S. Magistrate Judge Stephen Riedlinger disagreed, issuing an opinion Friday that recommended the federal district judge deny the writ and ensure Wallace remain incarcerated.

Herman Wallace, 71, has been living with advanced liver cancer at Elayn Hunt Correctional Facility since his diagnosis in June 2013.

Nick Trenticosta, Wallace’s…

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