Free At Last! Herman Wallace Has Finally Been Released

After a long, dramatic day, we are humbled to report that the indomitable, irrepressible Herman Wallace has just been released after spending over 4 decades in solitary confinement.

Even after Judge Jackson’s late evening ruling denying the State’s attempt at a stay and again ordering his immediate release, the State continued to stall.  Once notified of the continued delay, Judge Jackson stoically refused to leave his quarters until Herman was released, and just minutes ago, Herman was driven away from the prison a free man, awake and able to revel in this miraculous turn of events.

The State will likely still appeal to the 5th Circuit and attempt to have the order reversed, and may even re-indict him, but it seems that Herman, against all odds, has won.

Despite all the exciting drama of the day, this is obviously a deeply bittersweet moment for all those involved in the campaign as we know Herman may not have much longer amongst us, but thanks to the unwavering commitment to justice that those on this list have demonstrated over the years on A3’s behalf, he will not die in prison behind solitary bars.

Now we must resolve collectively to harness this rediscovered energy and excitement and dedicate ourselves to getting Albert the same result without delay.

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3 Responses to Free At Last! Herman Wallace Has Finally Been Released

  1. Dawn Wolfson says:

    Man, the authorities just dig in harder when they know they’re wrong, don’t they? I’m glad he’s out, but geez.

  2. Catana says:

    The men responsible for his imprisonment and 40 years of hell will never admit to having done anything wrong. But history will remember who they were.

  3. moorbey says:

    Thiz skirmish haz finally been won but truth be told tha battle iz not over yet.

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